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Don’t let the *72 call forward scam happen to you

According to the Feds this scam also works on cell phones and can over ride some basic built in cell phone protections.

A telephone provider is warning its customers about an upswing in phone scams by Harris County jail inmates in recent weeks.Comcast, which offers digital phone service, called its telephone customers with a recorded message to warn of the so-called *72 scam.The fraud involves an inmate calling a person collect and tricking the victim into forwarding his phone to another number. The person at the other number then can make hundreds of dollars in long distance calls that are billed to the victim’s phone. [ read more Comcast warns of *72 phone forwarding scam]