90# Turns your telephone over to someone
This was sent over the internet to me several times. If you get a
"warning," you should verify it first, meaning find out
if it is true, as it appears most of the "warnings" on the
Internet are practical jokes.
a telephone call from an individual identifying himself as an AT&T
Service Technician that was running a test on our telephone lines.
He stated that to complete the test we should touch nine (9), zero
(0), pound sign (#) and hang up. Luckily, we were suspicious and refused.
Upon contacting the telephone company we were informed that by pushing
90# you end up giving the individual that called you access to your
telephone line and allows them to place a long distance telephone
call, with the charge appearing on your telephone call. We were further
informed that this scam has been originating from many of the local
jails/prisons. I have verified with UCB Telecomm. that this actually
happens. Please beware.
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