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90# on your telephone

Posted by taureau Louisiana (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 25, 07 at 18:13

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 .
.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 !!!!!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: 90# on your telephone

Thanks for this information-------


RE: 90# on your telephone

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

RE: 90# on your telephone

Snopes report on it

Here is a link that might be useful: snopes

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