FW: 90# on the phone
Dec 18, 2004 05:42 AM
by W.Dallas TenBroeck
Dec. 17, 2004
A WARNING Re: your PHONE number
Passed on to be of assistance
From: Gerda Winkler [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 3:20 PM
To: many unnamed recipients
Subject: FW: 90# on the phone
>From: "Alan Winkler" <email@example.com>
>Subject: 90# on the phone
>Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 21:48:00 +0000
> PASS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW
>I received a telephone call last evening from an individual
>identifying himself as an AT&T Service technician who was conducting a
>test on telephone lines. He stated that to complete the test I should
>touch nine(9), zero(0), the pound sign (#), and then hang up.
> Luckily, I was suspicious and refused.
> Upon contacting the telephone company, I was informed that by
>pushing 90#, you give the requesting individual full access to your
>telephone line, which enables them to place long distance calls billed
>to your home phone number.
> I was further informed that this scam has been originating from many
>local jails/prisons. I have also verified this information with UCB
>Telecom,Pacific Bell, MCI, Bell Atlantic and GTE. Please beware.
> DO NOT press 90# for ANYONE.
> The GTE Security Department requested that I share this information
>with EVERYONE I KNOW.
> PLEASE pass this on to everyone YOU know.
> If you have mailing lists and/or newsletters from organizations you
>are connected with, I encourage you to pass on this information to them.
> After checking with Verizon they said it was true, so do not dial
>(9),zero(0), the pound sign # and hang up for anyone.
> PLEASE HIT THAT FORWARD BUTTON AND PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW
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