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Warning-Phone Scam Neal Mulligan neal karenmulligan@rcn.com Everyone,
A friend of mine who worked for MA BELL passed this on to me.F.Y.I.

---> > Telephone Repair Warning> > DIAL 90#!?
> > This is scary to think that our kids are
answering> the
> > phones. important, please read.
> > This can happen at home and at work, everyone>
should
> > be aware...I've sent this to all my friends last
> > Friday night and I've already had 3 email me and>
say
> > that it's already happened to them.> >
> > I received a telephone call from an individual
> > identifying himself as an AT&T Service Technician>
that
> > was running a test on our telephone lines. He>
stated
> > that to complete the test we should touch nine>
(9),
> > zero (0), pound sign (#) and hang up. Luckily, we
> > were suspicious and refused.
> > Upon contacting the telephone company we were>
informed
> > that by pushing 90# you end up giving the>
individual
> > that called you access to your telephone line and
> > allows them to place a long distance telephone>
call,
> > with the charge appearing on your telephone bill.>
>
> > We were further informed that this scam has been
> > originating from many of the local jails/prisons.
> I
> > have verified with UCB Telecomm. that this>
actually> > happens.> > >
> > I called GTE Security this morning and verified>
that
> > this is definitely possible and DO NOT press 90#>
for
> > ANYONE. It will give them access to your phone>
line
> > to make long distances calls ANYWHERE!!!! The GTE
> > Security department told me to go ahead and 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 include this> > information.

Regards,

NEAL



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