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>As a public service, I thought I would broadcast to everyone I know about
>this scam. Hope this helps!
> Dave Stonehouse
> Nortel Networks
> (w) (919) 992-3151
> I received a telephone call today from an individual
>identifying himself as an AT&T Service Technician who was conducting a
>on our telephone lines. He stated that to complete the test I should
>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
> which allows them to place long distance telephone calls
>billed to your home phone number. I was further informed that this scam
>been originating from many of the local jails/prisons. I have also
>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 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, too.