Benjamin Juang (ibneko) wrote,
Benjamin Juang

Fwd: Phone scam

A telephone call was received 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. 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.

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