Saturday, February 16, 2008

90# on Your Phone Allows You To Be Billed for Others' Long Distance

This is another forward I received. At first I didn't believe it was true, but according to Snopes, it IS partially true.

90# on your telephone

I dialed '0' and asked the operator who confirmed that this was correct so please pass it on . . . I also checked out is true, and also applies to cell phones!)


I received a telephone call last evening from an individual identifying himself as an AT&T Service Technician (could also be Telus) who was conducting a test on the 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 billed to your home phone number.

I was further informed that this scam has been originating from many local jails/prisons

DO NOT press 90# for ANYONE.

The GTE Security Department requested that I share this information with EVERYONE I KNOW.

After checking with Verizon they also said it was true, so do not dial 9 0# for anyone !!!!!

Here is the information that Snopes has to say about it. So, be warned. And be smart!

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