Here's a scam to avoid!

> pass this message on and on...........
> I received this internally and thought it would be a good idea to spread
> the word. Please forward as appropriate.  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 the above 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
> also.  After checking with Verizon they  said it was true, so do not dial
> (9),or zero(0), or the (#) pound sign.  Just hang-up.
> Thought you should know about this. Have a good day!
> Marti