This excerpt taken from the HPQ 8-K filed Sep 27, 2006.
Obtaining telephone call information through pretexting
· Information regarding hundreds of telephone calls was obtained through pretexting.
· We believe that SOS, directly or indirectly, obtained telephone (landline or cell) or facsimile call information through pretexting for two current HP employees, seven former or current HP board members (or their family members), and nine journalists (or their family members of some journalists). We believe that this activity was conducted by an outside investigator.