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Old 28.10.2011, 11:13
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WARNING - Fraudulent phone calls - Please read!

Apologies for this being in German, but I'm sure most can get the jist of it. Hopefully I'm not repeating something Copy from an email sent out by the Zurich Police.

VORSICHT!!!
WICHTIGE INFORMATION !


Gestern Abend erhielt ein Kollege einen Telefonanruf von einer unbekannten Person.

Diese identifizierte sich als Mitarbeiter von Telecom, die einen Versuch auf denTelefonlinien durchführen wolle. Sie erwähnte, um alles zu vervollständigen, dass er auf die Neun (9) und dann die Null (0) drücken und anschliessend mit Gartenhag (#) abschliessen und
dann aufhängen soll.

Glücklicherweise war der Kollege misstrauisch und hat aufgelegt ohne dies auszuführen. Er kontaktierte die Swisscom, die ihm mitteilte, dass er mit
den Anschlägen (9,0 und #), dem anderen erlaube, seine Telefonlinie für Fernanrufe zu benutzen, die dann ihm verrechnet werden !

Also, NIE 9,0 und # für eine andere Person drücken !

Die Swisscom bittet, dass diese Information allen Freunden
und Bekannten weitergeleiten werde.


Stadt Zürich
Stadtpolizei
Operationen und Prävention
Grüngasse 19, 8004 Zürich

Hauptnummer 0 444 117 444

www.stadtpolizei.ch
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Re: WARNING - Fraudulent phone calls - Please read!

Google translate gives the following:


Last night was a colleague of a phone call from an unknown person.
These are identified as employees of Telecom, which would perform an experiment on denTelefonlinien. You should mention, in order to complete everything that he press on the nine (9) and then the zero (0) and then finish with unddann Gartenhag (#) hang.

Luckily, the suspicious colleague and has set up without accomplishing this. He contacted the services, which told him that he
the attacks (9.0 and #), the other the liberty to use his phone line for long distance calls that are charged to him then!

So, NEVER press # for 9.0 and one other person!

Swisscom asks that this information all friends
and will continue to accompany friends.
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Old 28.10.2011, 11:25
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Re: WARNING - Fraudulent phone calls - Please read!

http://www.snopes.com/fraud/telephone/jailcall.asp
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Old 28.10.2011, 11:27
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Re: WARNING - Fraudulent phone calls - Please read!

Wow. This is a serious scam happening all around the world then. Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 28.10.2011, 11:38
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A scam scam.
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Old 28.10.2011, 11:40
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Re: WARNING - Fraudulent phone calls - Please read!

I remember that people would start calling PBX at night in the hopes that the automated answering was not sanitized and hence you could freely call from there.
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Old 28.10.2011, 11:42
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Re: WARNING - Fraudulent phone calls - Please read!

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Google translate gives the following:


Last night was a colleague of a phone call from an unknown person.
These are identified as employees of Telecom, which would perform an experiment on denTelefonlinien. You should mention, in order to complete everything that he press on the nine (9) and then the zero (0) and then finish with unddann Gartenhag (#) hang.

Luckily, the suspicious colleague and has set up without accomplishing this. He contacted the services, which told him that he
the attacks (9.0 and #), the other the liberty to use his phone line for long distance calls that are charged to him then!

So, NEVER press # for 9.0 and one other person!

Swisscom asks that this information all friends
and will continue to accompany friends.
LOL I just love google translate, dig those translations!
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Old 28.10.2011, 11:51
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Re: WARNING - Fraudulent phone calls - Please read!

Someone should tell the Zurich Police about this, obviously they haven't figure it out yet. I just saw it and thought it would be helpful to send around... Prefer to warn, even if the warning is not needed in the end. Safe rather than sorry.
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Old 28.10.2011, 11:54
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Someone should tell the Zurich Police about this, obviously they haven't figure it out yet. I just saw it and thought it would be helpful to send around... Prefer to warn, even if the warning is not needed in the end. Safe rather than sorry.
Do the Zurich police send out emails??
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Old 28.10.2011, 11:56
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Do the Zurich police send out emails??
Well look at the bottom of the message... The signature looks about right. Unless that is also a scam...
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Old 28.10.2011, 11:58
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Re: WARNING - Fraudulent phone calls - Please read!

While we are on the subject,

A few months ago I also received an illegitimate SMS from the Zurich Police.

It insinuated I was involved in a sexual harrassment claim at a restaurant near the airport, and that I was to contact an officers name and number.

I foolishly tried to contact the person (as I knew this had nothing to do with me) but the phone didn't answer.

....... I then realised that the Police don't send an SMS, and I contacted the police directly and handed them the details of the phone number, the advised contact number and name.

They told me that this wasn't a police number and that they had no record of the officer (I was supposed to contact).


In the end, nothing actually happened. But I wonder where this would have led to if the phone had answered.

I guess the lesson here is....... the cops don't send SMS, so just report it directly to the police.
Impersonating a police officer is also a serious offence, and I'm sure they'd follow something like that up.


It was the first time I had experienced this, so I thought I'd share the story just in case anyone else receives the same SMS.
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Very few if any residential users are affected...

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Re: WARNING - Fraudulent phone calls - Please read!

Btw, does anyone have an idea what the "end-game" of a scam-email of a scam is?
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Btw, does anyone have an idea what the "end-game" of a scam-email of a scam is?
A good laugh at other people's panic?

It's just trolling by another name.
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Do the Zurich police send out emails??
Oh yes of course they do, just like Micro$oft, the FBI, Citibank and the NYSE.
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Oh yes of course they do, just like Micro$oft, the FBI, Citibank and the NYSE.
And African Royalty.

I wonder why nobody's tried a 419 pretending to be Fergie. It would be quite credible.
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Do the Zurich police send out emails??
I have heard a rumor that the Zurich Police has a special intelligence department that regularly checks good news sources like The Local. In case they find some underground activities, they send emails to a selected group of people.
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