Warning: Phone Scam

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Here's a warning I received today.

    "I dialed 'O' to check this out, and
    the operator 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!)


    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.

    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.

    DO NOT Press 90# for ANYONE..."

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  2. dawning

    dawning Member

    Thank you very much for the information. I swear I don't know about this 90# before this. Will be added to my "world of scam" dictionary. :D Actually, I don't know much about phone scammer or identity theft case like this, but it's quite easy to find news and information about them. I even found reports about IRS scam at whycall.me just maybe 5 hours ago. Seems like they are very persistent to steal people's money nowadays. We should be very vigilant to these scam artists, and keep sharing information about them to your family and friends.
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  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Dawning, Welcome to the Board. Here's a little basic info.

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