Mobile scam? (1 Viewer)

Aug 25, 2007
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Anyone seen this before?
Is it a scam or a real threat?


> Hi Everyone
>
> For your information. This has been drawn to our attention.
>
> (This advice has been received from Essex County Council)
>
> Subject: Please pass this on to everyone you know who owns a mobile.
>
> Dear All
>
> If you receive a phone call on your mobile from any person, saying that he or she is a company engineer, or telling that they're checking your mobile line, and you have to press #90 or #09 or any other number, end this call immediately without pressing any numbers.
>
> There is a fraud company using a device that once you press #90 or #09 they can access your 'SIM' card and make calls at your expense.
> Forward this message to as many colleagues, relatives and friends as you can, to stop it.
>
> Many thanks for your time regarding this matter, take care and regards.
>
> Phil Corris
> Police Constable/Crime Prevention Officer
> Ext 496696 (Internal)
> 01524 596696 (External)
> Email PhilCorris@lancashire.pnn ...police.uk
 

superk

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If it's true doesn't that information tell YOU how to access someone's SIM card.:RollEyes:

:Smile:
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Seems it's been around for a long time Sandy but I hadn't come across it before.
Thanks for the link
 
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Hi, Before you circulate this it really is worth looking at the hoax-slayer web site as the link is below, as they suggest at the bottom of there summary " the email can be dismissed as a pointless hoax and should not be forwarded."


Nine Zero Hash Phone Scam Hoax

That's why I asked the question ::bigsmile:
 

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