Pizza call-forwarding scam in California
Con artists in at least two California area codes have victimized unsuspecting pizza customers by collecting their credit card info over the phone and going on Internet shopping sprees.
The scammers persuaded an AT&T rep to forward calls to pizza parlors to their number. They then insisted incoming pizza orders be paid for by credit card.
AT&T says it doesn't know how widespread this fraud might be - and it only came to light when an internal company memo fell into the hands of a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle.
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