Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Fact... Or Bullshit?

As the late, great (is he dead or is that my imagination?) Jack Palance once said.

Received this today, sounds like bullshit to me, anyone know for sure?

This from my street wise sister in law

Subject: Phoney Phone call - confirmed by Telstra and Telecom

I got a call last night 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 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 jails/prisons.

DO NOT press 90# for ANYONE.

PLEASE pass this on to your friends. If you have mailing listsand/or newsletters from organisations you are connected with, I encourage you to pass this on.