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October 01, 2010

MAYBE SHE INTENDS TO USE THE CREDIT CARD TO FEED THE CHILDREN

The phone number is supposed to connect callers to Feed the Children, which benefits from sales of "Ochocinco's." But because the box has the wrong toll-free prefix, they get a seductive-sounding woman who makes risque suggestions and then asks for a credit card number.

(Thanks to Andrew Hoenig)

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Honey nut(s)?

The # would make sense if he used his real name on the box:

"JOHNSONS"

Why is it everytime a phone number is mixed up on a cereal box or other product it's a phone sex line? One of the schools in our area sent out a memo with a 'Help Line' number and it was a phone sex line. On the other hand, I guess it did help some people though.

On the other hand, I learned some new ways to eat my OchocincOs.

According the report I saw on this, the number was supposed to be 1-888-HELP-FTC (Feed the Children). But the box says 800 instead. So, time to put the thinking caps on: what letters would the sex line have used, instead of HELPFTC, in place of those digits in their advertising?

Simple, Richard. Just change the "T" to its alphabetical successor. You can also add an extra letter if desired.

NurseCindy, I think if it's a normal phone number, it doesn't make the news.

I had a friend whose parents had a personal toll-free number one digit off from a pizza place (or maybe their national complaint line). The pizza place wound up giving them free pizzas every now and then for all the wrong numbers.

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