166 was a phone number prefix, in Italy, for phone services that added extra charges to the phone calls. What people used them for, normally, was tarot card reading, erotic phone lines, or paid tech support. What some people did, tho, as been to create a software to scam internet users. This application would disconnect dial up users form their internet provider, silence the modem, and dial in to one of those added charges phone number, to keep navigating in the internet. The victims would only realize the issue when the phone bill got to them. I unmasked this people and exposed them and their scam!
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