DEP Mistakenly Sends Callers to Porn Hot Line

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginians calling a state agency about environmental cleanup matters may have heard some dirty talk instead.

The state Department of Environmental Protection mistakenly published the wrong telephone number for its West Virginia Make It Shine program in a news release issued Monday.

Callers trying to get information about Adopt-A-Highway, an upcoming spring cleanup program or about reports on illegal dumps were instead greeted by the sounds of a woman moaning.

The toll-free number in the news release was one digit off. Instead of contacting the agency, callers connected to a recorded message that directed them to a 900 sex line.

D-E-P spokeswoman Jessica Greathouse says it's the first major goof she's made. She says everybody needs an editor.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 645 Fifth Avenue Huntington, WV 25701 304-697-4780 WSAZ Charleston 111 Columbia Avenue Charleston, WV 25302 304-344-3521
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 6753962 - wsaz.com/a?a=6753962