I think its more an interesting hoax actually.
A hoax following precisely the same pattern went around in Germany last
month or so.
Different phone numbers though :-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas O'Dowd [mailto:tom_at_nooper.com]
> Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 3:28 PM
> To: Keitai List
> Subject: (keitai-l) interesting scam
> Hi all,
> We were talking about spam email before and then got onto the subject
> of cases where you're phone would ring once and when you'd call the
> number back, you'd get a message. Well, it seems to be becoming a bit
> of a problem... 100,000 yen ouch!
> > Problem: Extremely high charge (reportedly approx. JPY 100,000 per
> > call) which is very difficult to recover.
> > Description: You receive a call from one of the numbers on
> the list (a
> > number is displayed upon receipt) which hangs up on the
> first ring or right
> > after you pick up the call, leaving an entry in " Received
> Record ". Calling
> > back to this number, intentionally or inadvertently, even
> for a fraction of
> > time imposes a large amount of usage charge on your bill
> (Once connected,
> > you will hear a tape-recorded voice message).
> > Numbers identified as part of this scam:
> > 03-3227-2828 03-3984-6761 03-5724-2929
> > 03-3280-7660 03-5340-8877 052-733-1288
> > 03-3355-7550 03-5340-9330 052-733-1551
> > 03-3444-6555 03-5340-9381 052-733-8488
> > 03-3444-6710 03-5340-9382 052-735-7300
> > 03-3446-0990 03-5348-4441 0534-27-3172
> > 03-3446-4567 03-5391-7600 06-4968-3114
> > 03-3448-4760 03-5420-4466 06-6300-0702
> > 03-3551-4330 03-5423-2570 06-6301-1999
> > 03-3793-7552 03-5679-7844 06-6301-7778
> > 03-3851-4141 03-5679-7848
> > *More numbers may exist
> > Resolution: Ignore calls from any of the numbers listed
> above and DO NOT
> > call back. Best practice is never to call a
> number that you
> > do not know.
> > Status: The problem has been confirmed, but yet to be
> officially recognized
> > by mobile phone providers and is currently under investigation.
> Thomas O'Dowd. - Nooping - http://nooper.com
> tom_at_nooper.com - Testing - http://nooper.co.jp/labs
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Received on Fri Nov 30 08:56:54 2001