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. Have also verified this information with UCB Telecom,Pacific Bell, MCI, Bell Canada Please
beware. DO NOT press 9 0 # 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. Plus, let those who have elderly parents know what to do.
Never knew 90# could do that... interesting.