It's definitely urban legend. This exact message (with minor changes) has
been circulating for years.
See, for instance, the second example at
On Friday 19 January 2007 09:15, Alex Angerhofer wrote:
> are you sure that this is for real and not an urban legend? See for
> example: http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/business/a/cell_directory.htm
> Best regards, Alex.
> On Fri, 19 Jan 2007, Nong Owens wrote:
> > Top of the morn'n to ya and HAPPY Friday!
> > 12 days from today, all cell phone numbers are being released to
> > telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sale calls.
> > .....YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS
> > To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone:
> > 888-382-1222.
> > 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.
> > Additionally, you can go to www.donotcall.gov
> > Have a GREAT WEEKEND!
> > Nong
> > Clinic of Jurisdiction/Veterans Administration
> > North FL/South GA Veterans Health System
> > 1601 SW Archer Road
> > Gainesville FL 32608
> > PH: 352-376-1611 x 5393
> > PH: 1-800-324-8387 x 5393
> > Fax: 352-379-4177
Bob Johnson, Senior Systems Programmer
College of Engineering
University of Florida
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