90# on your Telephone

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lubbock Homes

I got this today from a friend.  She usually has good information but I thought that this was rather disturbing.  What will they think of next?

90# on your telephone

I dialed '0', to check this out, asked the operator, who confirmed that this was c orrect
so please pass it on . . . (l also checked outSnopes.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 s uspicious 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.

The GTE Security Department requested that I share this information with EVERYONE I KNOW.< /FONT>

After checking with Verizon they also said it was true, so do not dial 90# for anyone !!!!! PLEASE HIT THAT FORWARD BUTTON AND PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!!

Comments (1)

Tera Tyner
Lubbock Homes - Lubbock, TX

I think that is crazy....actually kind of creapy about that. I dont have a home phone so I guess they cant get me!

Nov 25, 2008 08:10 AM