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R.M.
21-09-2010, 05:20 PM
There are a number of emails going around today suggesting there is a Telstra Clear (supposedly) tech ringing and asking people to press: 90#.

The suggestion is that this allows this person to place long distance telephone calls billed to your home phone number.

Is this for real?:thanks

Speedy Gonzales
21-09-2010, 05:21 PM
Probably fake. Ring them

pctek
21-09-2010, 05:43 PM
It's an incredibly old one.
You cannot gain control via a home phone. Once, in 1989 when the Neax first went in you could,m but you had to know the exchange codes, and my husband stopped it all. Bugger.

R.M.
21-09-2010, 06:01 PM
Thanks for your comments. Thought so, but like confirmation from the 'Experts'! :)

PaulD
21-09-2010, 06:30 PM
It's an incredibly old one.
You cannot gain control via a home phone. Once, in 1989 when the Neax first went in you could,m but you had to know the exchange codes, and my husband stopped it all. Bugger.

The 1st one where?

"The first NEAX61K digital telephone exchange was installed in 1981 by Telecom New Zealand at Lower Hutt and its successor, the NEAX 61E, was first installed at Auckland's North Shore in 1987. "

Snopes or email hoax sites like this http://www.hoax-slayer.com/ are good for checking things.

lakewoodlady
21-09-2010, 08:24 PM
"90# - is this a scam or not?"

Yes.

LL

mikebartnz
21-09-2010, 11:57 PM
Is this for real?:thanks
What is your number.:clap

R.M.
22-09-2010, 08:20 AM
What is your number.:clap

111....

Scouse
22-09-2010, 10:59 AM
With any of these things - just put the action letters or words in to Google.
In this case the 90# is answered immediately.