To complete the "test" the recipient is asked to touch nine, zero, the hash symbol
and then hang up.
The digit in the visual image was replaced by another hash symbol.
The overlaid image consisted of an array of hash symbols generated by a laboratory computer on a monitor with white phosphor (type unknown), in the center of which the digits to be processed (or the laser speckle) could be presented.
Translates to "stairway wit" Feat A dropped curl of hair hanging loose Harp The metal ring that supports a lampshade Rowel The metal star on the heel of cowboy boots Octothorpe The hash symbol
on a telephone Purlicue The connecting gap between the thumb and extended forefinger Ullage The gap in a full bottle of wine.
The firm said that phone numbers and email addresses will be replaced by hash symbols
so nobody actually knows who the person is, even if they can track their behaviour.