More Post-London Scams

Following the ICE virus scam Russell wrote about, there are a couple more hoaxes making the rounds.

The first one says that even if their phone has no signal, people riding the Tube in London can reach emergency services if they dial 112. The hoax says that “ALL phone companies have signed up” for a service that routes the calls to emergency services via a satellite connection. Clearly that one isn’t true.

Down in Italy, the second isn’t about mobiles, but is traveling via SMS, spreading a rumor that terrorists had poisoned the Rome water supply. With polls showing 85% of Italians fear a terrorist attack, the SMS seems to be a prank to cause a bit of panic, and the city’s mayor has pledged to catch whoever was responsible.

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