Tim on sun 6 oct 02
Lily & All,
This is, for the most part, a hoax and should not be forwarded. While the
9-0-# thing does work, it ONLY works on businesses that have been equipped
with a particular type of phone switching network called "Private Branch
Exchanges" (PBXs). It does NOT affect residential phone lines.
For more info please visit the AT&T info site on this scam at:
or the hoax site on it at:
Please check the validity of such information before passing on. This one
has been around for several years.
- Tim Miller -
The Maker's Image
From: Ceramic Arts Discussion List [mailto:CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG]On
Behalf Of Lily Krakowski
Sent: Sunday, October 06, 2002 7:17 AM
Subject: latest elecgtronic (?) pestilence
My sister sent me this:
A FRIEND OF MINE FORWARDED THIS TO ME.
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
lines. He stated that to complete the test I should touch nine(9),
the pound sign (#), and then hang up. Luckily, I was suspicious and
Upon contacting the telephone company, I was informed that by pushing
you give the requesting individual full access to your telephone line,
enables them to place long distance calls billed to your home phone
I was further informed that this scam has been originating from many
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
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.
P.O. Box #1
(315) 942-5916/ 397-2389
Be of good courage....
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