Your Money: Jan. 11, 1999

Costly Calling-Card Calls

Law-enforcement officials are investigating a new phone scam in which hackers electronically steal calling-card numbers from travelers. As he prepares to make a call, the victim hears a pay phone ring in an airport and answers it, only to find no one on the line. But when he then dials his own call, the crooks tap in and swipe his card number. A tip to the curious: pick up, then hang up for 20 seconds before dialing.

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