Re: [CH] Important phone scam info. got this thru the chile-heads listserve

Ray Pfaff (
Thu, 26 Mar 1998 07:50:37 -0500

Rick wrote:

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> Subject: [CH] READ-THIS- though OFF THE TOPIC!
> Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 18:55:48 EST
> From: (Shad Donald Christian Munson)
> To:
> Hello all, just a bit of info to save you a headache.
> FYI - a friend of someone experienced the incident described below:
> "I 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 I should dial nine (9), zero (0),
> pound

Always be suspicious of  "friend of a friend" story.  This is an urban legend
along the lines of the goodtime virus and the modem tax.