Frank Bartel (Frank_Bartel@QMAIL4.NBA.TRW.COM)
Tue, 10 Feb 1998 07:51:49 -0700
Mail*Link(r) SMTP Telephone Scam
Subject: FW: Telephone Scam
The following was received from Craig Bailey at SSSG at Peterson AFB.
On Saturday, 24 January 1998, Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base,
New Orleans' Quarterdeck received a telephone call from an individual
identifying himself as an AT&T Service Technician that was running a test
on our telephone lines. He stated that to complete the test
the QMOW should touch nine (9), zero (0), pound sign (#) and hang up.
Luckily, the QMOW was suspicious and refused. Upon contacting the
telephone company we were informed that by pushing 90# you end up giving
the individual that called you access to your telephone line and allows
them to place a long distance telephone bill, with the charge appearing
on your telephone call. We were further informed that this scam has been
originating from many of the local jails/prisons. Please "pass the word".
Craig E. Bailey
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City