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I Received this notice from a friend .. Read and beware!
A few weeks ago I got a call from an individual identifying himself as an AT&T Service technician who was conducting a test on our 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 allows them to place long distance telephone calls billed to your home phone number. I was further informed that this scam has been originating from many of the local jails/prisons. I have also verified this information with UCB telecomm, Pacific Bell, MCI, Bell Atlantic, GTE and NYNEX.
Please beware. DO NOT press 90# for ANYONE. The GTE Security Department requested that I share this information with my members & everyone I know.
Please pass this free information 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.
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