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Just got this message from a friend.
>> From: Brooks-Manas, Lori
>> Sent: Monday, March 2, 1998 3:45 PM
>> Subject: FW: Telephone Scam!
>> > Subject: Telephone Scam!
>> > This is for real. I called Pacific Bell to verify this before
>> > this
>> > message out. The main advice the telephone company can give you is
>> > that
>> > AT&T and Pacific Bell do not call you to test lines or (and this is
>> > new
>> > scam) to consolidate your local and long distance charges.
>> > (If in doubt, ask the caller for a call back number where you call
>> > them.
>> > And be careful because some scam artists are recording your calls
>> > then
>> > dubbing the tapes.)
>> > This is the message that was forwarded to me.
>> > ***********************
>> > Beware of this scam.
>> > I received a telephone call from an individual identifying
>> > as an AT&T Service Technician that was running a test on our
>> > telephone
>> > lines.
>> > He stated that to complete the test I should touch nine (9), zero
>> > (0),
>> > pound sign(#) and hang up. Luckily, I was 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 bill. We were further informed
>> > that this
>> > scam has been originating from many of the local jails/prisons.
>> > Please "pass the word".
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