Do not press 90#!

Summer 2001 CSANews Issue 39  |  Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.Back to list

Do NOT press 90# on your home phone. A person identifying himself as an AT&T service technician conducting a test on our telephone line called a few weeks ago. He stated that to complete the test, I should touch nine (9), zero (0), and then 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 allows them to place long-distance telephone calls billed to your home number.

I was further informed that this scam has been originating from many of the local jails/prisons. DO NOT press 90# for ANYONE.