Canadian Phone Scam runs up Big Long distance charges

Canadian Telecom company, SaskTel is warning customers to be on the look-out for a telephone scam that could lead to unwanted long distance charges. In this scam, a person calls a customer claiming there has been an accident or some other incident. The caller then requests that the customer dial *72 followed by a long-distance telephone number. Since *72 is used to activate SaskTel’s call forwarding service, the customer unwittingly forwards their phone line to a long distance number and is then responsible for all resulting long distance charges.

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