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September 07, 2007
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Gift Cards May Carry
NEW YORK —
More people are giving gift cards to friends and relatives at
the holidays, but those who give the cards and those who get
them should be aware that they're not completely
consumer-friendly. Fees and expiration dates can trip up unwary
users, and there can be problems replacing lost cards........
DO NOT press 90# for ANYONE !!
From Yomoeh: I received a
telephone call last evening from an individual identifying
himself as an AT&T Service technician (could also be Telus)
who was conducting a test on the telephone lines. He
stated that to complete the test I
should touch nine( 9 ), zero( 0 ), the
pound sign ( # ), and then hang up.
Luckily, I was suspicious and refused.
Upon contacting the telephone company, I was informed that by
pushing 90#, you give the requesting individual full access to
your telephone line,&nbs p; which enables them to place
long distance calls billed to your
home phone number.
I was further informed that this scam has been originating from
many local jails/prisons.
The GTE Security Department requested that I share this
information with EVERYONE I KNOW.
After checking with Verizon they said it was true, so do not
dial 90# for anyone!!!!!
PASS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW
PURCHASING GIFT CARDS!
the crooks have found a way to rob you of your gift card
balance. If you buy Gift Cards from a
display rack that has various store
cards, you may become a victim of theft.
are now jotting down the card numbers
in the store and then wait a few days
and call to see how much of a balance THEY have on the card.
Once they find the card is "activated", then they go
online and start shopping. You may
want to purchase your card from a customer
service person, where they do not have the Gift
Cards viewable to the public.
share this with all your family and
about your mobile phone
Phil Corris, Police
Constable/Crime Prevention Officer,UK
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
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.
Police Constable/Crime Prevention Officer
Ext 496696 (Internal)
01524 596696 (External)
Aspirin 'can block tumour growth'
to you by Seth Anku: Researchers believe they have found how aspirin
helps to fight cancer.
UK scientists have found in laboratory tests that the painkiller can
reduce the formation of the blood vessels which help to fuel tumour
Things to Know about the Bankruptcy Reform Law of
2005 (For US residents)
to you by Winfried: The Bankruptcy Reform Law of 2005 vastly
changes how bankruptcy can be declared by individuals and limits what
many can do to eliminate debt. Some of the biggest changes include a
rule that requires consumers to get credit counseling before they file a
FDA Warning on Serious Foodborne E.coli O157:H7
One Death and Multiple
Hospitalizations in Several States
Brought to you by Larko:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing an alert
to consumers about an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in multiple states
that may be associated with the consumption of produce. To date,
preliminary epidemiological evidence suggests that bagged fresh spinach
may be a possible cause of this outbreak....
Cancer update -- Johns Hopkins
Brought to you by Janet Addo, California:
Dioxin chemicals causes cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins
are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your
plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the
THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW YOUR CELLPHONE COULD DO...
From Yoomoeh: This is useful information! Please pay
attention.There are a few things that can be done in times of grave
emergencies. Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an
emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with
PLEASE INFORM EVERYONE...Emails
intended to crash your
From Janet Addo,
California: Emails with
pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and the moment that
you open these emails your computer will crash and you will not be able
to fix it! ....
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