Cell Phone Fraud....Beware

@nupats (3564)
India
January 14, 2009 2:27am CST
Dear friends recently I had received a mail from a friend working in an IT department regarding mobile phone fraud. I am reproducing the same for everybody's knowledge. If you receive a phone call on your Mobile from any person saying that they are checking your mobile line, and you have to press #90 or #09 or any other number. End this call immediately without pressing any numbers.Friends 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 friends as u can, to stop it. This information has been confirmed by both Motorola and Nokia. There are over 3 million affected mobile phones. You can check this news at CNN web site also. be careful...
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
14 Jan 09
Hi nupat Thanks for ur concern and really appreciate to share this info with ur friends i wonder how people work hard to use brain for negative side, i wish they could use it for positive and constructive sides Wish u all the best Byee
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@nupats (3564)
• India
14 Jan 09
hi zass..i hope this helps ppl since i do not use cellphone so no problem for me..this info will help my hubby as he is a phone savvy...you also take care..have a nice day...byee
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
15 Jan 09
Hi Neetu well u r right it is sure helpful as far as i am concern, i never go for such options Take care
• India
14 Jan 09
Thanks for the information, but can you let me know whether it is for GSM or CDMA network, because some of the latest CDMA phones also have sim cards.
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@owlwings (38900)
• Cambridge, England
14 Jan 09
See below. It's an urban legend.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
14 Jan 09
you are welcome ..this is all that i know ..i do not use cell phone but my hubby is a phone addict so i do not know the in depth details..you should check out the link that has been given by owling below that might help further..take care
@dragon54u (31604)
• United States
14 Jan 09
I have not heard of this, thank you for the warning. There are so many ways people can take advantage of us! I'm glad nobody but my children has my cell phone number and I rarely use it. I may have fallen for this if it happened, I'm ignorant when it comes to cell phones. Thank you again for the warning!
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@nupats (3564)
• India
14 Jan 09
hi dear you are welcome i do not use a cellphone but my hubby cant live without his phone...take care dear
@riyasam (16578)
• India
14 Jan 09
thanks for passing on this information.i heard about this piece of news from another mylotter.its a very useful information.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
14 Jan 09
you are welcome dear..have a nice day
@owlwings (38900)
• Cambridge, England
14 Jan 09
This appears to be an example of an urban legend. Snopes says that the information is partly true but that it does NOT affect mobile phone users or ordinary landlines. It ONLY applies to businesses, hospitals, government agencies and other organisations which use PBX. Here is the Snopes article: http://www.snopes.com/fraud/telephone/jailcall.asp You can see how similar the message above is to one of the ones that Snopes list.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
14 Jan 09
thanx for the additional information..have a nice day