90# on your telephone

taureauAugust 25, 2007

90# on your telephone

I dialed '0' and asked the operator who confirmed that this was

correct so please pass it on... (l also checked out Snopes.com. .

.this is true, and also applies to cell phones!)


I received a telephone call last evening from an individual

identifying himself as an AT&T Service Technician (could also be

Telus) who was conducting a test on the 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.

DO NOT press 90# for ANYONE.

The GTE Security Department requested that I share this information


After checking with Verizon they also said it was true, so do not

dial 90# for anyone !!!!!

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Thanks for this information-------


    Bookmark   August 25, 2007 at 8:42PM
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meredith_e Z7b, Piedmont of NC, 1000' elevation

Wow, I'd never heard of that! I'm suspicious about scams but I bet I would've missed that one - thanks!

    Bookmark   August 25, 2007 at 11:25PM
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Snopes report on it

Here is a link that might be useful: snopes

    Bookmark   August 26, 2007 at 2:02AM
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