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    Re: Fw: Read This - Important
    From: Richard B. Langley
    Date: 2004 Feb 15, 13:49 -0400

    
    -- Richard Langley
    
    On Sun, 15 Feb 2004, Mike Burkes wrote:
    
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    >  >                 For Your Information
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    >  >                 I received a telephone call last evening from an individual
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    >  >                 identifying himself as an AT&T Service technician who was conducting
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    >  >                 a test on telephone lines. He stated that to complete the test I
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    >  >                 should touch nine(9), zero(0), the pound sign (#), and then hang up.
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    >  >                 Luckily, I was suspicious and refused.
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    >  >                 Upon contacting the telephone company, I was informed that by pushing
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    >  >                 90#, you give the requesting individual full access to your telephone
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    >  >                 line, which enables them to place long distance calls billed to your
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    >  >                 home phone number.
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    >  >                 I was further informed that this scam has been originating from many
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    >  >                 local jails/prisons. I have also verified this information with UCB
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    >  >                 Telecom,Pacific Bell, MCI, Bell Atlantic and GTE. Please beware.
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    >  >                 DO NOT press 90# for ANYONE.
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    >  >                 The GTE Security Department requested that I share this information
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    >  >                 with EVERYONE I KNOW.
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    >  >                 PLEASE pass this on to everyone YOU know.
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    >  >                 If you have mailing lists and/or newsletters from organizations you
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    >  >                 are connected with, I encourage you to pass on this information to
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    >  >                 them.
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    >  >                 After checking with Verizon they said it was true, so do not dial
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    >  >                 (9),zero(0), the pound sign # and hang up for anyone.
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    >  >                 PLEASE PASS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW
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     Richard B. Langley                            E-mail: lang---.ca
     Geodetic Research Laboratory                  Web: http://www.unb.ca/GGE/
     Dept. of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering    Phone:    +1 506 453-5142
     University of New Brunswick                   Fax:      +1 506 453-4943
     Fredericton, N.B., Canada  E3B 5A3
         Fredericton?  Where's that?  See: http://www.city.fredericton.nb.ca/
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