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Sure-Oz
12-08-2004, 01:36 PM
Starting Jan 1, 2005, all cell phone numbers will be made public to
> telemarketing firms. So this means as of Jan 1, your cell phone may
> start ringing off the hook with telemarketers, but unlike your home
> phone, most of you pay for your incoming calls. These telemarketers
> will eat up your free minutes and end up costing you money in the long

> run.
>
> According to the National Do Not Call List, you have until Dec. 15th
> 2004 to get on the national "Do not call list" for cell phones. They
> said that you need to call 1-888-382-1222 from the cell phone that you

> wish to have put on the "do not call list" to be put on the list. They

> also said you can do it online at www.donotcall.gov
> http://www.donotcall.gov/
>
> Registering only takes a minute, is in effect for 5 years and will
> possibly save you money (definitely frustration)! Make sure you
> register now!


I know that the home phone one is real, but I thought telemarketers could'nt call cell phones. A friend sent this to me and said she registered her cell, just curious.

Donger
12-08-2004, 01:38 PM
Starting Jan 1, 2005, all cell phone numbers will be made public to
> telemarketing firms. So this means as of Jan 1, your cell phone may
> start ringing off the hook with telemarketers, but unlike your home
> phone, most of you pay for your incoming calls. These telemarketers
> will eat up your free minutes and end up costing you money in the long

> run.
>
> According to the National Do Not Call List, you have until Dec. 15th
> 2004 to get on the national "Do not call list" for cell phones. They
> said that you need to call 1-888-382-1222 from the cell phone that you

> wish to have put on the "do not call list" to be put on the list. They

> also said you can do it online at www.donotcall.gov
> http://www.donotcall.gov/
>
> Registering only takes a minute, is in effect for 5 years and will
> possibly save you money (definitely frustration)! Make sure you
> register now!


I know that the home phone one is real, but I thought telemarketers could'nt call cell phones. A friend sent this to me and said she registered her cell, just curious.


http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp

Saulbadguy
12-08-2004, 01:38 PM
Since it came in your email, probably fake.

Brock
12-08-2004, 01:39 PM
Long, complicated explanation.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp

Ultra Peanut
12-08-2004, 01:40 PM
What is this, the "share each and every retarded email you get forum" now?

Saulbadguy
12-08-2004, 01:41 PM
>
>
>What is this, the "share each and every retarded
>email you get forum"
>now?

ENDelt260
12-08-2004, 01:42 PM
What is this, the "share each and every retarded email you get forum" now?
There has been a rash of them lately.

Ultra Peanut
12-08-2004, 01:44 PM
This has become alt.chiefsplanet.stupid.****ing.emails all of a sudden.

ptlyon
12-08-2004, 01:45 PM
What is this, the "share each and every retarded email you get forum" now?

Got this today:

GREETING TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

I CRAVE YOUR INDULGENCES FOR THE UNSOLICITED NATURE OF THIS LETTER,BUTIT WAS BORNE OUT OF DESPERATION AND CURRENT DEVELOPMENT.
PLEASE BEAR WITH ME.

I AM MR SAMUEL EKAM, A RICH COCOA MERCHANT FROM ABIDJAN IN COTE D¨IVORE.MY WIFE CLAIRE DIED WHEN OUR ONLY CHILD TRAORE JNR WAS ONLY NINE MONTH OLD DUE TO ILLMENTS RELATED TO CANCER.DUE TO THE LOVE I HAVE FOR MY LATE WIFE I DECIDED NOT TO MARRY AGAIN AND TAKE THE CARE OF MY ONLY CHILD AS A SINGLE PARENT.I DID EVERYTHING TO GIVE MY CHILD THE BEST EDUCATION AND TRAINING.

TRAORE JNR WAS SENT TO HAVARD UNIVERSITY IN U.S.A TO STUDY MEDICINE BUT AS FATE WILL HAVE IT HE DIED IN THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACK ON THE WORLD TRADE CENTRE AS HE WENT FOR SHOPPING WITH HIS FRIEND AND THAT IS THE GENESIS OF MY PROBLEM.SINCE THEN I HAVE BEEN SUFERRING FROM FREQUENT HEARTH FALUIRES WHICH HAS RESULTED FROM ME BEEN PARALYSED.

I HAVE TAKEN EVERY MEDICAL TREATMENT TO SEE IF I CAN REGAIN MY HEALTH BUT THE WORST HAPPEN LAST MONTH WHEN THE DOCTOR REVEALED TO ME THAT THERE IS NO OTHER MEDICAL MEANS IN WHICH I CAN REGAIN MY HEALTH AND THE RATE IN WHICH MY HEALTH WAS DETORIATING THAT I WILL SOON LEAVE THE MOTHER EARTH.MOREOVER DURING MY ACTIVE DAYS AS A COCOA MERCHANT A MADE A LOT OF MONEY TOTALLING ABOUT $18.5 MILLION US DOLLARS BUT THE UNFORTUINATE THING WAS THAT I HAVE TO TRANFERED THIS MONEY TO A SECUIRITY COMPANY IN HOLLAND IN 1995 DUE TO FREQUENT POLITICAL INSTABILITY IN MY COUNTRY PENDING WHEN MY SON WILL GRADUATE FROM THE UNIVERSITY TO TAKE CARE OF IT BUT HE NEVER LIVED TO INHERIT THE FUNDS.

NOW, SINCE I HAVE LOOSE EVERYTHIG I LIVED FOR, MY WIFE, CHILD, AND MY HEALTH, I HAVE NOW DECIDED TO GIVE THIS MONEY OUT TO SEMPTEMBER 11 CHARITY ORGANISATION, CHURCHES OR OTHER CHARITY ORGANISATIONS.
I AM NOW LOOKING FOR A BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN AND TRUSTWORTHY FOREIGNER WHICH I WILL TRANSFERED THIS MONEY TO HIS CARE AND WHO WILL HELP ACCOMPLISHED MY AIM OF REACHING AND HELPING THE SEPTEMBER 11 VICTIMS.

FINALLY, 10% OF THIS FUND WILL BE GIVING TO YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS AND HELP.PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOUR ARE INTRESTED IN HELPING ME TOWARDS MY CONTRIBUITION TO HUMANITY.

THANKS AND GOD BLESS YOU

FROM: MR SAMUEL EKAM

ptlyon
12-08-2004, 01:48 PM
Dear Sir/Madam,

I represent ALPHA Import and Export Company based in the UK. My

company exports cocoa, rubber and timber for world trade. We are

searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium

of getting to our customers in Europe and America as well as

making payments through you
as our payment officer. Most of our customer pay out in cheques

and we do not have an account in
your country that will clear this money.

It is upon this note that we seek your assistance to stand in as

our representative in your country. Note that, as our

representative, you will receive 10% of whatever amount you clear

for the company and the balance will be paid to us.

If you are interested in this business transaction, forward to us

the information below:

(1)Your full names,
(2)Contact address and,
(3)Phone/fax numbers.


Thank you for your time.

Very Respectfully,

Mr. Lucas Damian,
President,
ALPHA Import/Export co.
Goods for Import/Export
Freight Fwdg. Svcs.
Reply through this Email: ucasdamian20022002@yahoo.co.in


___________________________________________________________________________
Mail sent from WebMail service at Ethnica Powered Site
- http://www.ethnica.com

Chieficus
12-08-2004, 01:49 PM
.SINCE THEN I HAVE BEEN SUFERRING FROM FREQUENT HEARTH FALUIRES WHICH HAS RESULTED FROM ME BEEN PARALYSED.

I hate it when my hearth fails frequently...

ptlyon
12-08-2004, 01:50 PM
I hate it when my hearth fails frequently...

ya - it's tough to keep warm

ENDelt260
12-08-2004, 01:51 PM
Gee, this is odd... I don't remember sending Christine an e-mail.

-------- Original Message --------
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 12:23:16 -0800
From: Christian Hogan <18@jumpingropeisfun.com>
Reply-To: Christian Hogan <18@jumpingropeisfun.com>
Organization: .
To: gchavez4@cox.net


Hi, this is Christine replying back. I think you were referred by a friend of the website. Are you new to dating bored housewives? This is a pretty good setup and I'd like to show you what I'm about on my webcam first, i'm usually online everyday. I live in within your area code so maybe we could hook up after as well. Anyways, hope to hear from you soon...

http://www.contactspost.biz/ora/enter.php

Kisses,
Christine :-)

Chieficus
12-08-2004, 01:52 PM
ya - it's tough to keep warm

Especially when I'm too busy responding to great e-mail deals to do anything about it...

Cochise
12-08-2004, 01:53 PM
Dear god people. Look at snopes before you post an email.

Ultra Peanut
12-08-2004, 01:57 PM
I AM MR SAMUEL EKAM, A RICH COCOA MERCHANT FROM ABIDJAN IN COTE D¨IVORE.Sweet. He moved from Nigeria to the Ivory Coast.

AZORChiefFan
12-08-2004, 01:58 PM
Patton Oswalt has a bit about porn email. Sez he wants it like it used to be so you knew what you were getting in the subject line. Used to be an email would come to you with the subject "horny hot teens love c0ck" or something like that. Now they are disguised as "RE: The Stamps your ordered" Hell I could see myself getting drunk one nite and ordering stamps "State bird stamps? sure why not >>click<<.

I am paraphrasing from memory but if you can catch his stand up on Comedy Central - do it.

alanm
12-08-2004, 02:10 PM
[QUOTE=ENDelt260]Gee, this is odd... I don't remember sending Christine an e-mail.Quote: <HR SIZE=1>-------- Original Message --------
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 12:23:16 -0800
From: Christian Hogan <18@jumpingropeisfun.com>
Reply-To: Christian Hogan <18@jumpingropeisfun.com>
Organization: .
To: gchavez4@cox.net


Hi, this is Christine replying back. I think you were referred by a friend of the website. Are you new to dating bored housewives? This is a pretty good setup and I'd like to show you what I'm about on my webcam first, i'm usually online everyday. I live in within your area code so maybe we could hook up after as well. Anyways, hope to hear from you soon...

http://www.contactspost.biz/ora/enter.php

Kisses,
Christine :-)
Hey!!... Christine said she lived in my area code...:eek::D

tk13
12-08-2004, 03:34 PM
I got one of those "Help send money to Uganda freedom fighters" type emails once, and the best part of it was that the email was dated something like "March 1980". I still have it, I kept it because I think it's cool to have an email that was sent to me BEFORE I WAS BORN." :)

Molitoth
12-08-2004, 04:54 PM
The original poster e-mail is real, call the number and get yourself blocked.

Does everyone not watch the news?

Iowanian
12-08-2004, 05:23 PM
I got an email yesterday that said for $29.95, they could make your pecker the size of a volkswagon.

Rain Man
12-08-2004, 06:23 PM
I hate it when my hearth fails frequently...

I'm guessing that a bunch of stones or bricks from his hearth fell on him.

Inspector
12-08-2004, 08:12 PM
Got this today:

GREETING TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

I CRAVE YOUR INDULGENCES FOR THE UNSOLICITED NATURE OF THIS LETTER,BUTIT WAS BORNE OUT OF DESPERATION AND CURRENT DEVELOPMENT.
PLEASE BEAR WITH ME.

I AM MR SAMUEL EKAM, A RICH COCOA MERCHANT FROM ABIDJAN IN COTE D¨IVORE.MY WIFE CLAIRE DIED WHEN OUR ONLY CHILD TRAORE JNR WAS ONLY NINE MONTH OLD DUE TO ILLMENTS RELATED TO CANCER.DUE TO THE LOVE I HAVE FOR MY LATE WIFE I DECIDED NOT TO MARRY AGAIN AND TAKE THE CARE OF MY ONLY CHILD AS A SINGLE PARENT.I DID EVERYTHING TO GIVE MY CHILD THE BEST EDUCATION AND TRAINING.

TRAORE JNR WAS SENT TO HAVARD UNIVERSITY IN U.S.A TO STUDY MEDICINE BUT AS FATE WILL HAVE IT HE DIED IN THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACK ON THE WORLD TRADE CENTRE AS HE WENT FOR SHOPPING WITH HIS FRIEND AND THAT IS THE GENESIS OF MY PROBLEM.SINCE THEN I HAVE BEEN SUFERRING FROM FREQUENT HEARTH FALUIRES WHICH HAS RESULTED FROM ME BEEN PARALYSED.

I HAVE TAKEN EVERY MEDICAL TREATMENT TO SEE IF I CAN REGAIN MY HEALTH BUT THE WORST HAPPEN LAST MONTH WHEN THE DOCTOR REVEALED TO ME THAT THERE IS NO OTHER MEDICAL MEANS IN WHICH I CAN REGAIN MY HEALTH AND THE RATE IN WHICH MY HEALTH WAS DETORIATING THAT I WILL SOON LEAVE THE MOTHER EARTH.MOREOVER DURING MY ACTIVE DAYS AS A COCOA MERCHANT A MADE A LOT OF MONEY TOTALLING ABOUT $18.5 MILLION US DOLLARS BUT THE UNFORTUINATE THING WAS THAT I HAVE TO TRANFERED THIS MONEY TO A SECUIRITY COMPANY IN HOLLAND IN 1995 DUE TO FREQUENT POLITICAL INSTABILITY IN MY COUNTRY PENDING WHEN MY SON WILL GRADUATE FROM THE UNIVERSITY TO TAKE CARE OF IT BUT HE NEVER LIVED TO INHERIT THE FUNDS.

NOW, SINCE I HAVE LOOSE EVERYTHIG I LIVED FOR, MY WIFE, CHILD, AND MY HEALTH, I HAVE NOW DECIDED TO GIVE THIS MONEY OUT TO SEMPTEMBER 11 CHARITY ORGANISATION, CHURCHES OR OTHER CHARITY ORGANISATIONS.
I AM NOW LOOKING FOR A BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN AND TRUSTWORTHY FOREIGNER WHICH I WILL TRANSFERED THIS MONEY TO HIS CARE AND WHO WILL HELP ACCOMPLISHED MY AIM OF REACHING AND HELPING THE SEPTEMBER 11 VICTIMS.

FINALLY, 10% OF THIS FUND WILL BE GIVING TO YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS AND HELP.PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOUR ARE INTRESTED IN HELPING ME TOWARDS MY CONTRIBUITION TO HUMANITY.

THANKS AND GOD BLESS YOU

FROM: MR SAMUEL EKAM


I get these about once a week or so.