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dolfan06
10-29-2003, 12:09 PM
Public Service Warning
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> > This warning came from my neighborhood association , so I thought I
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> > pass it on to all of you. I received a telephone call last evening from
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> > individual identifying himself as an AT&T Service technician who
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> > conducting a test on telephone lines. He stated that to complete the
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> > I should touch nine(9), zero(0), the pound sign (#), and then hang up.
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> > Luckily, I was suspicious and refused. Upon contacting the
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> > company, I was informed that by pushing 90#, you give the
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> > individual full access to your telephone line, which enables them to
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> > long distance calls billed to your home phone number. I was
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> > informed that this scam has been originating from many
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> > jails/prisons.
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> > 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
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> > lists and/or newsletters from organizations you are connected
with,
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> > encourage you to pass on this information to them. After checking
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> > Verizon they said it was true, so do not dial (9),zero(0), the pound
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> > PLEASE PASS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW
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Muck
10-29-2003, 01:59 PM
Check out what [ulr=http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/scams/jailcall.htm]Snopes[/url] has to say. Technically it CAN happen, but most people are uneffected. Good to post for us tho. :)

dolfan06
10-29-2003, 03:37 PM
Originally posted by Muck
Check out what [ulr=http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/scams/jailcall.htm]Snopes[/url] has to say. Technically it CAN happen, but most people are uneffected. Good to post for us tho. :) it just said to pass it on, so i did!;)