Sunday, March 15, 2009

Do not press 9 0 # while on the phone

90# on your telephone is a no no!

I dialed '0', to check this out, asked the operator, who confirmed that this was correct so please pass it on . . . (l also checked out 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.

1 comment:

Lady Elaine said...


This is partially true--this is only true if you have a phone that you have to dial "9" first to get an outside line.

According to the site, the scam doesn't affect residential users.