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    From: Mike Burkes
    Date: 2004 Feb 15, 09:22 -0800


     

    >                 For Your Information

    >

    >                 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 PASS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW

       
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