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killacross
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Joined: 8/3/2001
Member: #58
USA
10/5/2001  12:01 AM
just thought id give all of you guys a heads up:

> PLEASE PASS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW
>
> I received a telephone call last evening from an
> individual identifying
> &T Service technician who was
> conducting a test on
> 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 suspicious and refused.
>
> Upon contacting the telephone company, I was
> informed that by pushing
> 90#, you give the requesting individual full
>access
> to your telephone
> line, which enables them to place long distance
> calls billed to your
> home phone number.
>
> I was further informed that this scam has been
> originating
> from many local jails/prisons.
>
> I have also verified this information with UCB
> Telecom, Pacific Bell, MCI,
> Bell Atlantic and GTE.
>
> 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. After checking with Verizon they
>said
> it was true so do not
> dial
> (9),zero(0), the pound sign # and hang up for
> anyone.
>
> PLEASE PASS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!!!
ya cant stop me, you can only hope to contain me
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Fordy74
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Member: #51
USA
10/5/2001  10:05 AM
Thanks man. appreciate it.
MCfan23
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USA
10/7/2001  1:41 PM
Whoa.
We suck.
Knixkik
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10/7/2001  2:25 PM
Very weird!
must read: phone scam

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