New mobile phone scam. Beware

  lixdexik 17:35 15 Nov 2006

I just received this Email from the local police.

For your information.
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.
XXXX XXXXXX Police Constable/Crime Prevention Officer.

I removed the Constable Name.



  Flak999 18:02 15 Nov 2006

Its a hoax! click here

  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:05 15 Nov 2006

Glad to see that Plod are keeping up their usual investigative thoroughness when warning the public.


  Forum Editor 18:11 15 Nov 2006

at least I hope it's not. It's a hoax message, and has been doing the rounds for about four years.

Do NOT forward it to anyone - you'll only perpetuate the hoax, which is what the originator wants to happen.

  rezeeg 18:20 15 Nov 2006

lixdexik how would the local police know your e-mail address?

  rodriguez 23:08 15 Nov 2006

Police don't know your email address and they never contact you by email anyway. If they need to contact you it's always by phone or post.

  vinnyT 11:15 16 Nov 2006

On the other other hand, it's only 6-8yrs out of date, it could be from the police (catching up on their backlog).

  lixdexik 16:49 16 Nov 2006

My computer is very old and things take a long time to come through. SORRY.


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