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Do Not Fall for “Do Not Call” Scam

rotary phonePerhaps the last nuisance phone call you might expect is from the very government agency that’s trying to halt them… especially if your phone number is among the 209 million already listed on the National Do Not Call Registry.

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It’s scammers -once again – who are posing as representatives of the Federal Trade Commission or the registry with an offer to enroll a phone number or “confirm” or “renew” an existing listing.

Their real intent: To collect money and/or personal information including Social Security numbers, which are not required for the registry. Also know that legitimate government employees don’t make phone calls to solicit new registrants or renew already listed numbers.

This Do Not Call scam isn’t new – the most recent wave was in March. In fact, it’s so common that a warning about this ruse has been posted on the official DoNotCall.gov website since November 2011.

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Here’s what you should know about Do Not Call registration:

 

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