TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Another Claim of Phone Scams, Excess Billings and Terrorists

Another Claim of Phone Scams, Excess Billings and Terrorists

Danny Burstein (
Fri, 23 Dec 2005 06:57:18 -0500

[ note the source, Michelle Malkin. She's very biased about this sort
of thing, but is usually (usually...) correct when dealing with
factual matters. ]

(referring to [watch for line wrap]:


By Michelle Malkin December 21, 2005 04:04 PM

Via Engadget:

Canadian telecom service provider Rogers Communications has been the
victim of numerous number-cloning operations by the terrorist group
Hezbollah in which even the phone number of CEO Ted Rogers was
'borrowed' but steadfastly refused to address consumer complaints about
the problem, insisting that customers were liable for outsized bills.

However, all that changed after aggrieved consumer (and law professor)
Susan Drummond who was stuck with a bill for over $10,000 for calls to
countries such as Libya, Pakistan, Russia and Syria recorded comments
made by a Rogers security exec, who admitted that the company had suffered
cloning problems at the hands of Hezbollah going back as far as 1997 ...

Wonder if this is going on here, too.
Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key [To foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded]

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