Mobile scam?

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  1. keith

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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
     
  2. sandyketton

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    Keith,
    A phone call or e-mail to the contacts in the letter would give a definitive answer surely.
    Otherwise try Snopes on line.
    Regards
    Sandy




    Have a look at snopes.com: #-9-0 Phone Scam
    Sandy
     
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  3. Colin and Jaen Andrews

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    Just a thought but mobile phones dont have 'lines' but for-warned is for-armed.
    Cheers
    Jaen
     
  4. superk

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

    :Smile:
    Keith
     
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  7. keith

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