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Fraud In USA
27 September 2001
Update to this message we posted earlier today
about the fact that it is another chain mail hoax. It does have
some good points but is apparently overhyped and old. Check the
following web site for more
27 September 9.30pm
THIS IS VERY
IMPORTANT INFORMATION PROVIDED TO US BY
This one is being distributed all over the US. This is pretty scary-especially given the way they try to get you to call. Be sure you read this & pass it on to all your friends and family so they don't get scammed!
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
There is also no
requirement that the company provide a time period during which you may
terminate the call without being charged. Further, whereas many U.S.
homes that have 900 number blocking to avoid these kinds of charges,
they do not work in preventing calls to the 809 area code. We recommend
that no matter how you get the message, if you are asked to call a
number with an 809 area code that you don't recognize just disregard the
message. Be wary of email or calls asking you to call an 809 area code
Please forward this entire message to your friends, family and colleagues to help them become aware of this scam.
Sandi Van Handel
Same as always no one should ever phone up about a prize you have been told you have won - you haven't. Never phone a number received on your fax about anything if you do not know who or where you are phoning - its often an expensive premium number telling you anything to keep you on the phone or sending you a fax with information you do not need at your expense. If you win something they will tell you right away. You never have to phone another number to claim a genuine prize. If they ask you to. Don't!!!!!