?mobile phone call fraud; hoax for for real?

  p;3 17:50 16 Nov 2006

has anyone else received this type of message ?

"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 you 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"

I have phone numbers too but am not putting them on forum incase this is not for real

  VoG II 18:30 16 Nov 2006
  p;3 18:40 16 Nov 2006

thanks; I have informed the person who sent it accordingly

  p;3 19:29 16 Nov 2006

I am resolving this thread while I can between forum on-off line times

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