I don't know about you but I HATE having my phone inundated with calls from telemarketers.

Zachary Ryan sent us this post on Facebook, asking to verify if it’s true.

It claims that "All cell numbers are being released to telemarketing companies." this month. It gives a number to call to be put on the national Do-Not-Call list.

We did a reverse google image search. This same claim popped up going back years. You can see many of the same posts on Pinterest and Twitter.

Next, we called the number. It is for the National Do-Not-Call registry. So that part of the post was right. It's quick and easy to add your name.

We also looked up the do-not-call list online. See the .gov in the web address? That means it is a government website. They have an alert posted about an email scam saying that "Someone pretending to be from the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) is sending out fake emails telling people that their Do Not Call registration is expiring. Registrations never expire. Once you add a number to the Do Not Call Registry, you do not need to register it again."

Here you can register your phone number, check to see if you've registered in the past and even report unwanted telemarketers.

We can verify that the number they gave you to call to put your cell on the do not call list is real.

However, the comment about your cell phone number being released to telemarketing companies this month, well that's just false.

If there is something you would like us to verify, send us an email to verify@firstcoastnews.com.


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