Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Fw: Telephone scam
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 22:31:14 -0500

At 12:22 PM 5/29/98 -0500, you wrote:

>>>Subject:  This is NOT a joke! So far, BellSouth has not found a way to
>>prevent this from happening.

>>>>> He stated that to complete the test we should touch nine (9), zero
>>>>> (0), pound sign (#) and hang up.
>>>>> Luckily, we were suspicious and refused. Upon contacting the
>>>>> telephone company we were informed that by pushing 90# you end up
>>>>> Please beware. This sounds like an Urban Legend -- IT IS NOT! I

>>>>> called GTE Security this morning and verified that this is definitely
>>>>> possible and DO NOT press 90# for ANYONE. It will give them access to
>>>>> your

This is absolutely true. It happend to my employer this morning! And we
caught them, after, it turns out for weeks we've been paying for overseas
phone calls! 
- --

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO
We are born naked, wet and hungry. Then things get worse.