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Fwd: Phone scam warning

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Lincoln Arts (lincarts)
Tue, 24 Nov 1998 13:34:26 -0800


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>Subject: Phone scam warning
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>For what its worth. Might save you some dough.
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>John Dandurand
>Colorado Arts Consortium
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>>>Subject: Phone scam
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>>>
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>>> Interesting warning to pass on!
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>>>
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>>> This can happen at home and at work, everyone should be
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>>> aware...I've sent this to all my friends last Friday night and
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>>> I've already had 3 email me and say that it's already happened
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>>> to them.
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>>>
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>>> I received a telephone call from an individual identifying
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>>> himself as an AT&T Service Technician that was running a test
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>>> on our telephone lines. He stated that to complete the test we
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>>> should touch nine (9), zero (0), pound sign (#) and hang up.
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>>> Luckily, we were suspicious and refused.
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>>>
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>>> Upon contacting the telephone company we were informed that by
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>>> pushing 90# you end up giving the individual that called you
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>>> access to your telephone line and allows them to place a long
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>>> distance telephone call, with the charge appearing on your
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>>> telephone bill.
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>>>
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>>> We were further informed that this scam has been originating
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>>> from many of the local jails/prisons. I have verified with UCB
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>>> Telecomm. that this actually happens.
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>>>
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>>> I called GTE Security this morning and verified that this is
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>>> definitely possible and DO NOT press 90# for ANYONE. It will
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>>> give them access to your phone line to make long distances
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>>> calls ANYWHERE!!!! The GTE Security department told me to go
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>>> ahead and share this information with EVERYONE I KNOW!!!
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>>>
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>>> Could you PLEASE pass this on. If you have mailing lists
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>>> and/or newsletters from organizations you are connected with,
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>>> I encourage you to include this information.
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