2004-02-17 at 2:44:00 pm #6069
Subject: FW: Telephone Danger, 90#
90# ON THE TELEPHONE
I received a telephone call last evening from an individual
identifying himself as an AT&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
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
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
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