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Joe Vlietstra <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 22 Mar 1999 18:02:17 -0800
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At 06:45 PM 3/22/99 -0500, [log in to unmask] wrote:
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>Third, the sender lists an 800 number and is obviously in business.
>Perhaps there is a way to tie up her phone line with the same type of
>nonsense as she is using to tie up our list. Maybe lots of calls on a
>single day coordinated to basically shut the line down that day.

From "[log in to unmask]"
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>1-900-226-4140 or 1-800-372-3384 for VISA, MC

I tried the 800 number after the e-mail bounced.  Got an automated
message system and was dropped after 40 seconds with the message:
"Number you have dialed can not be reached from your calling area"

Automated message system says that Psychic Connection is sponsored
by Bureau 21 ( which is an MCI WorldCom Service.
(So the fake GTE e-mail address is especially mischievious.)
I called Bureau 21 at (626) 443-3110 and described the situation.
(It's a local call that's why the 800 number eventually failed.)
They have an idea of which of their clients is responsible for this
mess and will try to deal with them.  (Silvia Brown is, of course,
a pseudonym.)  I think the e-mail list admins can register their
complaints at Bureau 21 ([log in to unmask]) but an e-mail bomb
attack is inappropriate (we'd be hitting the wrong target).

                                                                Joe Vl

Joseph P Vlietstra               [log in to unmask]
Aerojet Electronic Systems       [log in to unmask]
1100 West Hollyvale Street       (626) 812-2865
Azusa, CA 91702