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I got this email and I'm not sure if it is BS or not but it doesn't hurt to be safe. NORM
I received a telephone call last evening from an individual identifying
himself as an AT&T Service technician who was conducting a test on 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 calls billed to your home phone
number. I was further informed that this scam has been originating from
many local 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
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.

After checking with Verizon they said it was true, so do not dial (9),
zero(0), the pound sign # and hang up for anyone. PLEASE PASS ON TO EVERYONE
YOU KNOW
 
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I saw this on DateLine or some similar show - maybe the local news...

You only should be concerned if someone calls you at work (and your work has a PBX) and asks you to dial 90#.
 
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