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Phone scam

Postby Van Canna » Sun Oct 18, 1998 8:39 pm

Subject: Be Warned: Phone Scam
>> >
>> > PHONE SCAMS
>> >
>> > THE SCAM: We received a call from an individual identifying
>> > himself as an AT&T service technician who was conducting a test on our
>> > telephone lines.
>>
>> He stated that to complete the test we should touch nine (9),
>> zero (0), the pound sign(#) and then hang up. Luckily, I was suspicious
>> and hung up.. Upon contacting the telephone company we were informed
>that
>> by pushing 90# you give the requesting individual full access to your
>> telephone line, which allows them to place long distance telephone calls
>> billed to
>> > your
>> > home/work phone number. We were further informed that this scam has
>> been
>> > originating from many of the local jails/prisons. I have also verified
>> > this
>> > information with UCB Telecom. Please beware. I further called GTE
>> > Security
>> > this morning and verified that this is definitely possible. DO NOT
>> press
>> > 90# for ANYONE. The GTE Security department requested that I share
>> this
>> > information with EVERYONE I KNOW! Could you please pass this on. If
>> you
>> > have mailing lists and/or newsletters from organizations you are
>> > connected
>> > with, I encourage you to please pass on this information.
>> > A BULLETIN FROM PCC CORPORATE SECURITY
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