GreenYes Digest V98 #108

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GreenYes Digest Thu, 30 Apr 98 Volume 98 : Issue 108

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Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 16:45:49 -0600
From: "Katharine P. Bennett" <>
Subject: GreenYes Digest V98 #105

For John Reindl -

Here's a question for Lexmark that I've not yet had answered to my
satisfaction: Supposing they are getting about 30% of their prebate
cartridges back, what are they recycling them into? Are they being
recycled into cartridges? I've heard they're not, yet their customers
might assume that they are.

Kat Bennett, Program Manager


Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 15:23:00 -0700
From: tricia <>
Subject: list service

I wish to suscribe to this mail service.


Tricia Judge


Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 15:15:40 -0400
From: "Blair Pollock" <>
Subject: Telephone Scam Alert

>>The following information regarding a telephone scam was forwarded to me
>>from Duke University and the (NOrth Carolina) Institute of Government.
Thought you might be
>>interested in it.

The following information regarding a telephone scam that has been occurring
in state agencies in Raleigh and at UNC Hospitals:
>>"I received a telephone call from an individual identifying himself as an
>>AT&T Service Technician who was conducting a test on our telephone lines.
>>He stated that to complete the test we should touch nine (9), zero (0), the
>>pound sign (#) and then hang up. Luckily, we were suspicious and refused.
>>Upon contacting the telephone company we were informed that by pushing 90#
>>you give the requesting individual full access to your telephone line, which
>>allows them to place long distance telephone calls billed to your phone
>>number. We were further informed that this scam has been originating from
>>many of the local jails/prisons. I have also verified this information
with UCB Telecomm.

>>Please beware. This sounds like an Urban Legend - IT IS NOT!!! GTE
Security verified that this is definitely possible. DO NOT press 90# for
ANYONE. The GTE Security department requested that I share this information
>>Could you PLEASE pass this on. If you have mailing lists and/or
>>newsletters from organizations you are connected with, I encourage you
>>to pass on this information."


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