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be aware of this telephone scam

This has been around before, but should be remembered in-case it happens to more scam to watch-out- for !!!!!!!!!!!!
PLEASE PASS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW 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
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.



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