From: Gabe Clark (
Date: Wed Jun 24 1998 - 21:43:57 EEST

From: Donald A Gibson[]
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 1998 8:21 AM
To: pro-user
Subject: Re: pro-user: ALERT - PHONE SCAM

I believe if you look in Tuesday Ann Lander's you will see a very similar story
(perhaps the same one). Stated in the story was that AT&T technicians do not
make calls to perform any type of test.

Surprenant, Leon N wrote:
> Hi All,
> I know this is off subject and I apologies to those I offend. But I
> believe this to be important enough to risk any possible flamage. I just
> received this warning from a very reliable source and would like to share it
> with my fellow modelers. So read on and protect yourselves.
> Leon N. Surprenant ( 603-885-7134 )
> Mechanical Designer
> Surveillance and Mission Management Systems
> Lockheed Martin Corporation
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ------
> FWD: Warning!!!!! Phone Scam!!!
> Telephone calls are being rec'd from an individual identifying himself as
> an AT&T Service Technician who was conducting a test on our telephone
> lines. He stated that to complete the test we should touch nine (9),
> zero (0), the pound sign (#) and then hang up. Luckily, we were
> suspicious and refused.
> Upon contacting the telephone company we were 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. We were further informed that this
> scam has been originating from many of the local jails and prisons.
> I have also verified this information with UCB Telecomm.
> Please beware. This sounds like an Urban Legend - IT IS NOT!!!
> I further called GTE Security this morning and verified that this is
> definitely possible. DO NOT press 90# for ANYONE. The GTE Security
> department requested that I share this information with EVERYONE I
> KNOW!!! Could you PLEASE pass this on. If you have mailing lists
> and/or newsletters from organizations you are connected with, I
> encourage you to pass on this information.

Gabe Clark                         
Rapid Prototype Manager                           (801)-328-8220
Solid Design & Analysis                   

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