Cell Phone Fraud....Beware
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...
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
• 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.
• 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!