I just received this email from a friend, but it could be a hoax:
REMEMBER: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month.
REMINDER..... all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls.
YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS.
To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222
It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time.. It blocks your number for five (5) years.
You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number.
However, Donna, Exrelayman, and Garnet have all pointed out in the comments on this post that the email is most likely a widespread hoax that was unwittingly passed on by my friend and me. I think they are right.
I apologize for my blunder, and I hope I have not caused any harm. New New Year's Resolution: Learn to use Google!