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Fw: Beware of missed calls - new scam?

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    From: Caroline Worden To: shellybeach68@hotmail.com Subject: Fw: Beware of missed calls - new scam? Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006
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      From: "Caroline Worden" <carolineworden@...>
      To: shellybeach68@...
      Subject: Fw: Beware of missed calls - new scam?
      Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 15:24:52 +1000




      From: "ed & mary" <emj@...>
      To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:;>
      Subject: Fw: Beware of missed calls - new scam?
      Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 21:09:06 +1000

      THIS IS TRUE IT HAPPEND TO ME, WELL I NEVER RANG THE NUMBER BACK BUT HAVE HAD A NUMBER ON THIS PAGE CALL MY MOBILE AND I HAVE HEARD IT ON THE RADIO ABOUT THIS SCAM......
       
      MARY...
       

       :

      If you get a missed phone call on your mobile from: (SEE BELOW LISTED
      NUMBERS) ... DO NOT ANSWER OR RETURN THE CALL!!!

      This is a scam for some competition whereby the caller is charged $100 for the call. Neil Mitchell from 3AW (1278) radio in Melbourne was caught out when he returned the call. Maybe store it in your phone as - DO NOT ANSWER !!! Hopefully you get this email before you are caught out!!!"

      It's called a premium service. Very similar to the sex lines which charge a premium rate which is charged a certain amount per minute.

      However these premium services also have another way of billing such as a one off payment for calling the number (such as $100).

      The original idea behind these premium service numbers being introduced was things like being able to ring up for legal advice and get to chat to a lawyer for a certain rate per minute however these numbers are now mostly used by sex lines and scams like this.

      Oh and I assure you this scam is very real, the warning was included in the Optus newsletter today that gets sent out to it's employees.

      Below are a list of numbers which are currently being used.

      The list of phone numbers you may be pranked from but keep in mind the list is growing. Be suspicious of any number you don't know. It will ring only for a second so you don't have the chance to answer it and then you call them back...

      > (02) 8219 0500
      > (02) 8303 8320
      > (02) 8303 8321
      > (02) 8404 2201
      > (02) 8404 2203
      > (02) 8404 2213
      > (02) 8404 2215
      > (02) 8404 2235
      > (02) 8404 2236
      > (02) 8404 2245
      > (02) 8404 2242
      > (02) 8404 2296
      > (02) 8404 2298
      > (03) 8102 9565
      > (03) 8558 0556
      > (03) 8558 1441
      > (03) 8558 1442
      > (03) 8558 1443
      > (03) 8558 1444
      > (03) 8558 1445
      > (03) 8558 1446
      > (03) 8558 1447
      > (03) 9540 2950
      > (03) 9540 5100
      > (03) 9540 5101
      > (03) 9540 5187
      > (03) 9540 5189
      > (03) 9855 2913

      Another related story...
      http://www.couriermail.news.com.au/s...62-953,00.html

       



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