[unisog] Long distance charges, Sao Tome and AT&T

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Wed Jan 29 18:56:41 GMT 2003


On Wed, 29 Jan 2003 08:25:21 PST, Peter Van Epp said:

> 	There was a scam reported here in the papers (a very reliable source
> :-)) where a web site in Russia was shutting off the sound to the modem, 
> disconnecting and then redialing to a site in Russia with a very high tarrif
> and continuing the connection seamlessly. The same sort of scam would work in
 
> this case and seems more likely. The remote site then gets the subscriber 
> number because the subscriber called them and the telco billing system does i
ts
> thing (which they are usually reluctant to reverse since they have the record
> of the call ...).

Besides which, a lot of people will pay up rather than admit to being scammed
by a porn site. ;)
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