February 9th, 2004

Neko (lofulah)

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.
Neko (lofulah)


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Neko (lofulah)

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no, that doesn't add up. I don't know why. If anyone wants the source code for the html of the two pages combined and wants to run their own counting program. I suspect it's because someone used an <lj user=user> tag somewhere and the count of registered users was by the number of "span class='ljuser'" that appeared in the source. Number of anonymous posts was by the number of "(Anonymous)". The mistake is probably obvious, but I'm not going to work on it now. Someone else can double-check. (this means the numbers below are probably messed up slightly as well.)

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Neko (lofulah)


The pile of work is scaring me.

Thus, If anyone sees me online in the next 24 hours, yell at me to get off. I should be Idle on AIM as well.

Thank you.

~stupid kitty