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    Re: Fw: Read This - Not So Important
    From: Joel Jacobs
    Date: 2004 Feb 15, 14:56 -0500
    Mike Burkes,
     
    We've been there and did this type thing once before. You keep getting taken in by the same type of hoax.
     
    See the bottom of this link.
     
    http://www.sophos.com/pressoffice/pressrel/uk/20031128topten.html
     
    Best Regards,
     
    Joel Jacobs,
    ----- Original Message -----
    Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2004 12:22 PM
    Subject: Fw: READ THIS - IMPORTANT



     

    >                 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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