Subject: Internet Scams & Hoaxes
From: Veronica
Date: 20/2/14 10:52 am
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

I've just received an e-mail warning me about "Never using '90#' on a telephone".

It says the usual BOLLOX:

> 90# on your telephone
> I dialed '0' to check this out, and the operator confirmed that this was correct, so please pass it on.. (l also checked out and 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 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 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.
> 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!!!
Here's a hint.

If any of these messages talk about 'checking with Snopes' or 'checking with Microsoft' ... then there is a 99.999999999999999% possibility it is a HOAX. (Because Snopes itself is a CIA HOAX)

I have NEVER seen one ... which contained those claims ... that WASN'T a Hoax.

ALWAYS ... ALWAYS ... ALWAYS ... check these things out with Hoax-Slayer:

... before adding to the stream of rubbish that seems to circulate - endlessly - around the Interweb.