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Fwd: Phone Scam

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MaryAnn Kohl (maryann)
Thu, 8 Apr 99 10:41:32 -0700

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Something to know about....especially if kids are answering the phone.
From, MaryAnn

Subject: FW: Phone Scam
Date: Wednesday, April 07, 1999 9:25AM

>Subject: Phone Scam
>I received a telephone call last evening 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 I should touch
>nine(9), zero (0), the pound sign (#) and then hang up. Luckily, I was
>and refused. Upon contacting the telephone company, I was informed that by
>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
>phone number. I was further informed that this scam has been originating from
>many of the local jails/prisons.
>I have also verified this information with UCB telecomm, Pacific Bell,
>MCI, Bell Atlantic, GTE and NYNEX. Please beware. DO NOT press 90# for
>ANYONE. The GTE Security Department requested that I share this information
>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, too
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MaryAnn F. Kohl