Voice mail scam
If you have a four-digit password on your voice mail,
you may be vulnerable to hackers who could rack up long-distance
charges on your bill. According to a warning issued by AT&T,
these hackers dial until a voice mail message picks up, then
dial away until they figure out the code. When they do, they
change the outgoing message to say the phone accepts third-party
calls. Then they charge long-distance calls to your telephone
You won't know anything has happened until you
listen to your outgoing message or get your bill. To protect
yourself, AT&T recommends changing your voice mail code
to a six-digit number or using an answering machine.
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