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Do Not Call Registry Scam

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The Better Business Bureau of North Central Texas warns scammers are again making phone calls posing as representatives of the National Do Not Call Registry. The callers claim to provide an opportunity to register your phone number, but it's a trick.The "representative" says they are offering you the chance to register your phone number to limit telemarketing calls. In one version, scammers ask for personal information, such as your name, address and Social Security number. In another, scammers try to charge a fee to join the registry.

The registry is a free service, and sharing personal information will put you at risk for identity theft.

Protect yourself from this scam:  

  • You never need to pay. National Do Not Call Registry is a free service of the federal government.
  • Don't share your personal information if someone calls you claiming to represent the National Do Not Call Registry.
  • You may register directly, never through private companies.
  • Remember that participation in the Do Not Call list does not expire.
  • To add your number to the Do Not Call Registry, go to Donotcall.gov or call 888-382-1222 from the phone you wish to register.
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