Phone scam

Louis Proyect lnp3 at
Fri Mar 23 09:58:05 MST 2001

Immediately after receiving this, I discovered that it is an "urban
legend". In other words, don't worry.

At 11:59 AM 3/23/01 -0500, you wrote:
>[I just received this at work]
>To:     Clinical Administrators
>Fr:     Kathleen O'Donnell
>I received a telephone call last evening from an individual identifying
>himself as an AT&T Service technician 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.  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 the
>individual to place long distance calls billed to your  home phone number.
>I was further informed that this scam has been originating from many local
>Please beware. DO NOT press 90# for anyone.
>Please pass this on to everyone you know. If you have mailing lists
>and/or newsletters from organization you are connected with, I encourage
>you to
>pass on this information to them, too.
>Louis Proyect
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