Did you know that the government allows your phone number to be sold to telemarketers?
Every time someone pulls your credit, the big three credit bureaus take your information and sell it to anyone who will pay them.
The only way to keep them from calling you is to register with the ‘National Do Not call registry’. It is very simple and can be done for your home phone or cell phone.
Just go to their website and follow these 3 simple steps.
Step 1: REGISTER YOUR HOME OR MOBILE PHONE NUMBER
Follow the registration steps below.
- Enter up to three phone numbers and your email address. Click Submit.
- Check for errors. Click Register.
- Check your email for a message from Register@donotcall.gov. Open the email and click on the link to complete your registration.
If you share any of these telephone numbers with others, please remember that you are registering for everyone who uses these lines.
Step 2: Make Sure Your Information is Correct
Please check your phone number(s) and email address below. If they are correct, click Register to continue. To make a correction, click Change.
Your email address MUST be correct to process your registration.
STEP 3: OPEN YOUR EMAIL AND CLICK ON the LINK
You have submitted your phone number(s) for registration in the National Do Not Call Registry. You will receive an email from Register@donotcall.gov. To complete your registration, you must open the email and click on the link provided.
Important: If you do not click on the link in the email within 72 hours, your phone number will not be registered.
Here is a sample link:
Click on the link to complete your request to register your phone number with the last four digits 8795 on the National Do Not Call Registry.
Important: You must respond to this email by clicking the link within 72 hours for your registration to be successful.
Important: After you click on the link, print the web page and keep it for your records.
You have registered the following telephone number in the National Do Not Call Registry:
You may print this page if you wish to retain a copy for your records. By the way, the number above is my number and you can call me anytime especially if you have questions on home financing in the state of Virginia.
Last but not least, you can also call 888-382-1222 and register via phone. Both ways, you will be registered for the next 5 years and it does not cost you anything. While you are at it, might as well opt out from credit card offers and save our planet too.
Jay A. KumarRegistered Loan Originator in VA
Advantage Mortgage Group, Ltd.
Email Jay at email@example.com
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