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Scam??

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Not sure how true this is but just got sent it.

I have been informed of the following scam

It has been reported that if you receive a telephone call from an individual who identifies himself/herself as being an AT & T Service Technician who is conducting a test on that line, or if anyone else asks you to do the following - DON'T.

They will state that to complete the test the Recipient should dial nine, zero and press the hash key (90#) and then hang up. This will give them full access to your telephone line, which allows them to place long distance, international or chat-line calls. These are then billed to your account.

This information has been verified by British Telecom who have informed the Police, so do not press 90# for anyone.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah we had a letter from the Police about that.

    Also dont give out your postcode to strangers on the phone as well apparently.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    kk, I won't do that NinjaMaster
    Thanx for warning us:)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    :eek2:

    cheers for the warning :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thats an OLD phreaking trick.

    Back in the days of alalouge PBX's you could send the 9 tone down the line and get it to transfer the call yourself....

    Back in the good old days.....
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeh i heard about that, bu thanks for thinking of us! :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah.... I dont see how thats gunna work unless your on some sort of PBX or internal system.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by LacyMay
    Also dont give out your postcode to strangers on the phone as well apparently.

    hmmmm..... my job sometimes involves ringing random people asking for their postcode (amongst other things).

    havent had to do that for a while now i wonder if this is why.........
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    :chin:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oh my god! How scary. Well thanks for telling us!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    thanks for the warning mate, not that they would have a luck with me tho i never have any cred lol:lol:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Doesn't he mean land lines?
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