Use an email filter. Most Internet Service Providers now offer spam filter tools that let you designate the email addresses you want to receive in your in-box and divert messages from unfamiliar sources into a separate folder. Uncheck the box that signs you up for email updates. Sometimes when signing up online for a service or buying something, the company will have a box that already has a check in it stating you agree to receive promotional emails. You can sometimes uncheck this box. Never sign up with sites that promise to remove your name from spam lists. While some sites are legitimate, many are simply seeking to get your email address so they can sell it to others or for some other purpose.
Consider using two email addresses to limit public exposure.
National Do Not Call Registry
One email address can be used for more public activities such as chatrooms, newsgroups, online membership directors, and business transactions. The other email address can be for personal messages. Do not post your email address on your Web site. Report Report email spam to the Federal Trade Commission by sending a copy of the unwanted or deceptive messages to spam uce. Be very careful where, and with whom, you share your cell phone number.
Do not respond to texts from questionable sources. Do not click on any links in the text spam. Do not send personal information such as credit card numbers, Social Security Number, passwords if you do not know the recipient. Check with your mobile service provider about options to block future text messages from specific senders. To prevent an onslaught of such calls, the email suggests calling the National Do Not Call Registry, and provides a number to do so.
These emails have been circulating for several years, apparently fueled by a fear that the creation of a mobile phone directory will lead to a proliferation of telemarketing calls. The idea that more calls will go to cell phones is particularly alarming, since many consumers would be charged for those calls. The safest way to register is to visit the official website,www.
The Federal Trade Commission warns that some scammers offer to sign people up for the registry for a fee; consumers should steer clear of such offers and register themselves. Signing up is free. Registration is permanent, and not limited to five years as many emails claim. You must call from the phone number that you want to register.
To register online donotcall. If you have registered a mobile or other telephone number already, you don't need to re-register.
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