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A majority of Bell System subscribers in the mid-20th century in the United States and Canada were serviced by party lines, which carried a billing discount over individual service; during wartime shortages, these were often the only available lines.
British users similarly benefited from the party line discount.
Farmers in rural Australia used party lines, where a single line spanned miles from the nearest town to one property and on to the next.
although subscribers in all but the most rural areas may have had the option to upgrade to private-line service at an additional monthly charge.
The Vancouver Police Department has released a list of this year's top ten scams and how people can avoid being victimized.
In December 1942, University of Tennessee's strategy in an American football game versus University of Mississippi was revealed to the opposing coach as a telephone on the Ole Miss team's bench had been inadvertently wired to the same party line.
In June 1968, the conviction of three Winter Park, Florida men on bookmaking charges was overturned as police had used a party-line telephone in a rented house on the same line as the suspects to unlawfully intercept their communications.
Vancouver police say "Catphishing" is a romance scam where "a fraudster pretends to be someone they are not on an online dating or social media website, for the purpose of taking money or personal information from their targets." It's one of the oldest tricks on the Internet — but it's still this year's top online scam.
The 'Enterprise Fee Scheme' involves an "unsolicited request for modest financial assistance in exchange for a great deal of money," according to Vancouver police.