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> Subject: Dialing 90#
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> I have not checked this out myself, but please be informed...
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> 90# on your telephone
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> I dialed '0' and asked the  operator, who confirmed> >                         
> that this was correct so please pass it  on... 
> (l also checked out Snopes.com . this is true, 
> and also applies to cell phones!)
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> PASS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!
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> 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.
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> Luckily, I was suspicious and 
> refused.
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> 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.
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> I was further informed that this scam has 
> been originating from many local 
> jails/prisons.
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> DO NOT press 90# for 
> ANYONE.
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> The GTE Security Department requested that I 
> share this information with EVERYONE I 
> KNOW.
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> After checking with Verizon they also said it 
> was true, so do not dial 90# for 
> anyone!!!!!
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> PLEASE HIT THAT FORWARD BUTTON AND PASS THIS ON 
> TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW
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