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NFC: Telephone SCAM (Off-Topic, but important)

FYI item that I got at work - decided to post it to the NFC list to keep 
everyone on the list from getting fleeced by this scam.  We need to keep 
our personal funds for important stuff, like collecting native fish 

>------- Forwarded Message Follows -------
>From:           	"John Dudley" <john.dudley at anrmail_anr.state.vt.us>
>To:             	"Solid Waste Section" <Solid at dec_anr.state.vt.us>
>Subject:        	(Fwd) (Fwd) (Fwd) FW: telephone SCAM
>Date sent:      	Mon, 22 Mar 1999 09:43:15 -0500
>Here's news of another scam. It has been on national and local news 
>from time to time.
>-----Original Message-----
>From:	Kim Cynewski [SMTP:Kcynewsk at aisvt_bfg.com]
>Sent:	Thursday, March 18, 1999 7:48 AM
>>I received a telephone call today (at home) from an individual
>>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 
>>(9), zero (0), the pound sign (#) and then hang up.  I was suspicious 
>>refused.  Upon contacting the telephone company, I was informed that 
>>pushing 90#, you give the requesting individual full access to your
>>telephone line, which allows them to place long distance telephone 
>>billed to your home phone number.  I was further informed that this 
>>been originating from many of the local jails/prisons.  I have also
>>this information with Southern Bell, MCI and GTE.  Please beware.  DO 
>>press 90# for ANYONE.  The GTE Security Department requested I share 
>>information with others. PLEASE pass this on to everyone you know.  If
>>you have mailing lists
>>newsletters from organizations you are connected with, I encourage you 
>>pass on this information to them, too.
>Kimberly Cynewski
>BFGoodrich Aerospace
>(802) 877-4452
>Kcynewsk at aisvt_bfg.com

Dwight D. Moody, Secretary/Treasurer
Native Fish Conservancy, Inc.
PO Box 226
East Montpelier VT  05651-0226

The Native Fish Conservancy, Inc. is a nonproft corporation under the 
laws of the State of Vermont and has been recognized as a tax-exempt 
organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Telephone: 802-476-0685 (home), 802-241-3482 (work)

Personal mail address:      P.O. Box 214
                                        East Montpelier VT  05651-0214

Fish shipment delivery address: 

                          12 Wellington Street
                          Barre VT  05641

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