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Scam Artists Use Do Not Call Registry to Commit
Scam artists capitalizing on the popularity of existing state "Do Not Call" lists and the proposed FTC "Do Not Call"
registry have devised yet another method to trick consumers into giving up personal information, such as their Social
Security number, bank account number, credit card number or telephone calling card number.
Here's how the scam works: someone calls you claiming to represent a "Do Not Call" registry or the FTC. The phony
registry "official" asks for your personal information, supposedly to verify that you are on the "Do Not Call" list. The caller
is a con artist who could use your personal information to run up debts in your name or otherwise steal your identity.
Once a consumer signs up with a state's actual "Do Not Call" registry, there is no need to confirm personal
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