Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Hoax: Mobile Phone Numbers Go Public this month.

I received an email saying Mobile Phone Numbers Go Public this month and stating PASS THIS ON TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN.

This is a hoax. Do not send it on.

Before sending any emails on that suggest you send them on, do a quick check. It took a couple of seconds to check the Do Not Call site to see this was a hoax.

Take the time to check. Your friends will thank you for it. I've seen a number of people completely embarrassed when they realised they've be suckered with a hoax virus. A hoax virus often does no harm except it tricks people into taking action. One hoax virus we did see, tricked a person into deleting an important file off their computer, so they can be harmful.

OzEfilter is great way to catch these emails before they reach your computer. The email is from someone I don't know and is also from America. Both good indications the email is suspicious.

From what I read the Do Not Call register records your details for three years. Those who registered three years ago will need to re-register, or their telephone numbers will be available to telemarketers. I hadn't read anything about mobile numbers and felt this email was likely to be a viral hoax.

- Kelvin Eldridge

TAGS: donotcall, do not call registry, do not disturb, telemarketer, telemarketers

1 comment:

  1. The following site from ACMA provides the government's response to the recent spreading of this email.