[tabi] Re: Fw: Re: cell phones

  • From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 21:29:43 -0400

sorry Charles.

I kept looking to see if I could come up with some sort of answer, but I
never found anything.

No, I don't think cell phone numbers were ever published in any sort of
public directory.  I think there's a way you can tell if a number is a cell
phone or not, but that's not the same thing.  

so, I never found any sort of "real" legit warning about having to register
your cell phone.

That wasn't really the point of my original response.  I was trying to say
that any sort of email which asks you specifically to pass it on  to as many
people as possible, is very likely to be a hoax, and needs to be checked out
by you before passing it on.  It doesn't take much effort to learn to use
snopes, and to research some email like this.  even if this was real, say 10
years ago, it could still have turned into a hoax.

Best answer I can give.



From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Charles Atkins
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2011 8:26 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Fw: Re: cell phones

Chip had you ever received this email?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Charles Atkins <mailto:catkins@xxxxxxx>  
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2011 7:46 PM
Subject: [tabi] Re: cell phones

are you saying this instruction never, before, had been ordered in America
by any legitimate source?

        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: Allison and Chip Orange <mailto:acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>  
        To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
        Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2011 2:55 PM
        Subject: [tabi] Re: cell phones
        thanks for thinking of your friends Dorothy, but this is a very old
hoax, at least 5 years old.  I didn't even read the entire message, but I
bet it says something like it's been verified on snopes.com  well, it
hasn't, and if you go look, you'll see it's a hoax.
        so, here's the new rule for posting any sort of warning about
something bad which may happen to you if you don't do something to prevent,
and by the way pass this on (always a part of these hoaxes):
        * you are not allowed to post any such warning, especially the kind
which say to pass it on, unless you yourself have gone to snopes.com and
verified that it is not a hoax.  DO NOT believe the message when it says
this has been done.
        thanks everyone.


        From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Dorothy Martin
        Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2011 2:30 PM
        To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [tabi] cell phones
        REMEMBER: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month.
        REMINDER..... all cell phone numbers are being released to
telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls.
        To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone:
        It is the National DO NOT CALL list It will only take a minute of
your time.. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the
cell phone
        number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different
phone number.
        HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON .. It takes about 20 seconds
        Dorothy Martin

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