Received some sound advice from a sister who hovers, sending tips now and then like my other “angels.” Thought I’d pass it along since things can occur when you least expect them. Forewarned…can be “for good.” (Comment left by reader, which I confirmed, indicated that this warning only applies to businesses, not residential or cell phones. Am grateful for the correction.)
This is true, and also applies to cell phones!)
I dialed ‘0’, to check this out, asked the operator, who confirmed
that this was correct
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
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.
caller id is a great investment…i decide whether or not to pick up the phone…hugmamma.
PLEASE HIT THAT FORWARD BUTTON AND PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!!