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not hiking but good to know...

Postby Liamy77 » Wed 16 Feb, 2011 1:28 pm

Please read below and pass on to your family & friends.

Got a call last night from an individual identifying himself as a Telstra Service technician who was conducting a test on our Telephone lines.

He stated that to complete the test I should touch nine (9), zero (0), hash (#) 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 allows them to place long distance telephone calls billed to your home phone number.
I was further informed that this scam has been originating from many of the local gaols/prisons.

DO NOT press 90# for ANYONE. PLEASE pass this on to your friends.

If you have mailing lists and/or newsletters from organizations you are connected with, I encourage you to pass this on.

Stephen Cooper
Detective Senior Constable 29748
Victoria Police State Crime Squads
Level 12, 412 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne
(03) 9865 2663 or 0414644499
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