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Mobile Numbers Go Public

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How the scam works:

Scammers send mass e-mails, phone texts, Twitter posts, or even make telephone calls, informing that “Starting the 15th of next month, all mobile phone numbers are going public”.

They also mention that the numbers will be released to telemarketing companies and “you will start to receive sale calls that you will be charged for!”

Of course, nobody wants that so it is no surprise that hundreds of thousands of people all over the world fall victim to this scam.

The scammers ask for personal information and – in the case where they contact the victims by e-mail – provide a link to a fake Do Not Call Register service that is actually in Australia).

How to avoid:

Mobile phone numbers are not going public, and if they do, you won’t be told about it just like that. Media will make it public.

Make your friends and family aware of this scam by sharing it, using the buttons provided.

There are 22 comments

  • On Wednesday, July 09, 2014, sadia wrote:

    03145144185. Cal

  • On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, Nikki wrote:

    Cynthia Morgan or Mark Peters, number 707-335-7467 is a craigslist scammer.

  • On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, UNK wrote:

    New Scam using the number 999-999-9999

  • On Monday, June 09, 2014, val wrote:

    14389382481

    this number is a scam told my grandparents I was in jail and pretended to be me and not to call my parents put a fake lawyer on the phone and got 2000 dollars don't pick up

  • On Thursday, January 30, 2014, Priscilla wrote:

    (*) I was cheated by my chatmate named John Smith in yahoo messenger. He got my info details and said he will book for a flight to New Zealand this Feb.6, 2014. And now am upset he us not appearing then. This is his mobile number + 18188510939
    I hope you can help protect me to his scam

    Precy

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