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Mobile Numbers Go Public

How the scam works:

(with video below) 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 sales 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.

Watch the video below to see how this scam appears on Facebook.

Mobile Numbers Go Public Scam Video

 

How to avoid the Cell Phone Numbers Go Public scam:

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.

 

How to report the Cell Phone Numbers Go Public scam:

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

Report Scammers To The Federal Trade Commission Here

 

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