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Callers to Maine EBT Number Get Sex Hotline Instead

Typo on EBT cards gives new meaning to 'friends with benefits'

(Newser) - Maine's slogan is "The Way Life Should Be," but that probably wasn't meant to suggest that residents calling to check the balance of their state-sponsored benefits would be better off being patched through to a sex hotline instead. That's how some locals were redirected when... More »

SF Sends Marathon Callers to Phone Sex Line

Complainers told to 'unzip that fly'

(Newser) - San Francisco residents who tried to complain about noise from the Nike Marathon's 5:30am start on the weekend were surprised to hear a woman tell them to "unzip that fly, baby." The city's 311 inquiry line had suggested people displeased by the early-morning music and... More »

Porn Company Owns Big Share of All 1-800 Numbers

Phone sex hotline keeps buying old numbers

(Newser) - Think twice before dialing 1-800-Chicago, 1-800-Cadillac, 1-800-Worship: all are now linked to phone sex services. For the past 13 years, a firm with ties to sex lines has grabbed 1-800 numbers as soon as other companies gave them up, the AP reports. Now, PrimeTel has control of some 1.7... More »

Typo on Ochocinco's Cereal Advertises Phone Sex

Instead of Feed the Children charity

(Newser) - Even Chad Ochocinco, whose very name is his own little joke, probably isn't laughing at this one: Boxes of the Bengals wide receiver's OchocincO's cereal feature a typo in a phone number meant to send callers to a charity called Feed the Children. Instead, FailureMag notes, a breathy young thing... More »

New York DMV Sending Callers to Sex Line

Mixup involves old phone number

(Newser) - Today's lesson in bureaucracy: The New York state DMV recently stopped using 1-800-DIAL-DMV as a toll-free number. It did not, however, do a bang-up job getting the word out, and the number is still showing up on brochures and websites. Which would be OK if the number didn't now belong... More »

Teens Used Sex Line to Murder Principal: Cops

Three 18-year-olds arrested after apparent robbery gone wrong

(Newser) - Police believe three 18-year-olds used a sex chat line help set up DC-area high school principal Brian Betts for a robbery, which turned into a murder. Police say Betts met someone online, who gave him the phone number. “It's been described as a sex chat line, a social networking... More »

Oops: RNC Letter Had Phone Sex Number

Fundraising mailer makes embarrassing mistake

(Newser) - Not the best of weeks for the Republican National Committee and sex themes: A letter mailed out soliciting funds includes a phone number for a sex line. A recipient in Minnesota discovered the glitch when he called the number—not to contribute but to complain that the letter was designed... More »

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