mobile phone scam/vrus

  Garthyy 16:47 18 Nov 2005
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I received the following email today - is it true?



SERIOUS, PLEASE DISTRIBUTE AROUND YOUR FRIENDS FAMILY & COLLEAGUES

>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 friends as you can, to stop it.
>
>All mobile users pay attention if you receive a phone call and your
>mobile phone displays (XALAN) on the screen don't answer the call, END
>THE CALL IMMEDIATELY, if you answer the call, your phone will be
>infected by a virus..
>
>This virus will erase all IMEI and IMSI information from both your
>phone and your SIM card, which will make your phone unable to connect
>with the telephone network. You will have to buy a new phone. This
>information has been confirmed by both Motorola and Nokia.
>
>PLEASE FORWARD THIS PIECE OF INFORMATION TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS HAVING A
>MOBILE.
>

  wee eddie 18:26 18 Nov 2005

This was going the rounds last year.

The only difference was that it referred to the domestic phone and transferred your phone through to a Dialler, which then charged all calls at £20,00 per minute!

  Forum Editor 18:57 18 Nov 2005

it's not true. Do not forward the message to anyone.

  PaulB2005 07:35 19 Nov 2005

Snopes says False.

click here

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