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    (877) 276-7647 from Greentown, PA
  • SMS/800

    The 800 Service Messaging System (SMS/800) is a U.S. based organization in charge of routing and administering all toll-free numbers (800, 844, 855, 866, 888, and 877) in North America. (This includes Canada and the Caribbean, not just the U.S.) They are authorized to do so by the FCC.

    What this means is that SMS/800 is used by AT&T, Qwest Communications, and Verizon Communications (service providers which assign toll-free numbers) to verify the availability of a toll-free number, reserve it, establish a routing record for a customer, and ensure records are properly downloaded to local exchange carrier Service Control Points (SCPs) - all in order to properly handle toll-free calls. Think of SMS/800 like the back-bone of the 800 service in the same way that ICANN is the back-bone of Internet domain names.

    These service providers pay various fees to SMS/800 to keep it functioning, including per-request charges, monthly recurring charges, and non-recurring charges. For instance, let's say Verizon reserves an 800 number on behalf of a business customer of theirs like Chase Bank. Verizon must then pay 15.3 cents per month to SMS/800, as each service provider has to pay this amount for every toll free number that they actively route. While this might not seem like a lot, there are approximately 23 million toll-free numbers in service. That means AT&T, Qwest Communications, and Verizon Communications are collectively paying over 42 million dollars per year (in monthly fees) to support the infrastructure of SMS/800.

    You can check whether or not a toll-free number is currently available by using 800ForAll as well as SMS/800. This is useful if you want to have a toll-free number that spells a certain word, such as 1-800-FLOWERS.

  • WATS Lines

    Wide Area Telephone Service (WATS) was the original 800 number. Businesses would pay a high annual fee to get the line, which would handle both incoming and outgoing calls. With a WATS line, businesses could then call people in a certain area at a significantly reduced price, either on a per-call or per-minute basis. Or, they could receive calls at no cost to the caller. In 1976, WATS lines brought into AT&T a billion dollars in annual revenue.

Reported Toll-Free Spammers and Scammers

Find out about suspected toll-free scam phone calls and other nuisance calls and texts - all thanks to our active community of CallerSmart users. Run a reverse phone lookup on any toll-free phone number to see what others have reported about it as well.

Frequent Toll-Free Spam and Scam Calls

Most Frequent Types of Scam and Nuisance Calls 3 ASKING FOR MONEY 22 DEAD AIR 6 DEBT COLLECTOR 0 PRANKSTER 66 SCAMMER 3 SPAM TEXTER

Recent Toll-Free CallerSmart User Activity

  • Call from (800) 741-1969 reported as Trusted Caller by ericrr82
  • Call from (800) 976-6365 reported as Dead Air by brandi09
  • New feedback on (855) 274-8960 by fnbor: "No answer if you call back "
  • First caller feedback on (877) 637-7343 shared by 2bls777: "Multiple robo calls. Female recorded voice says Microsoft license has expired. Gives a number to call to regain control of your computer. Total scam but sounds good."
  • First caller feedback on (866) 991-7360 shared by PhotoMedic: "Nationwide caller from an unknown area. ???"
  • guykillian28 just unlocked their Statesman badge because their Caller I.Q. score increased - congrats!
  • First caller feedback on (877) 211-9342 shared by guykillian28: "Scamming call wanting me to pay off a debt or they will file charges against me for a debt I do not owe. "
  • potanda just unlocked their Caregiver badge because their Caller I.Q. score increased - congrats!
  • First caller feedback on (844) 695-1770 shared by potanda: "Someone trying to sell me viagra "
  • pinkiepanda17 just unlocked their Statesman badge because their Caller I.Q. score increased - congrats!
  • First caller feedback on (855) 885-2879 shared by pinkiepanda17: "Left me a weird singing voicemail- strange, called 6+ times over 7 months."
  • Call from (877) 263-8542 reported as Trusted Caller by sterry41
  • blockingspam just unlocked their Statesman badge because their Caller I.Q. score increased - congrats!
  • First caller feedback on (877) 253-5332 shared by blockingspam: "Called several times at all times of day"
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  • First caller feedback on (888) 393-7158 shared by indybob9: "PayPal Credit collection. "
  • fredssupply just unlocked their Heroine badge because their Caller I.Q. score increased - congrats!
  • First caller feedback on (855) 650-9016 shared by fredssupply: "Loans spamming companies "
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  • First caller feedback on (888) 780-4111 shared by Hessmonster: "This is a website company selling services"

Most Notorious Toll-Free Phone Scams

Our Hall of Shame highlights the numbers of the worst toll-free phone scammers and spammers. Below you’ll find the worst offenders according to our community of CallerSmart users when it comes to toll-free phone scams. These are the toll-free numbers with the lowest Trust Factor ratings and the most negative feedback so please beware!

  • 888-222-4227

    Tollfree Asking For Money 4 Scammer 4

    Santander Consumer USA

    Identified as Asking For Money by amycurry88 from Elk Park, NC

    800-772-1413

    Tollfree Asking For Money 4 Debt Collector 2

    They keep calling. Won't tell me why.

    Identified as Asking For Money by sarah14363 from Douglasville, GA
  • 877-561-2272

    Tollfree Asking For Money 3 Scammer 3

    Telemarketer are annoying !

    Identified as Asking For Money by stugots from Brooklyn, NY

    888-727-1127

    Tollfree Scammer 2 Dead Air 2

    Called, no message. Possible spammers

    Identified as Dead Air by cjstheman4u from Framingham, MA
  • 800-511-3207

    Tollfree Asking For Money 2 Debt Collector 2

    This is a Macy's account call - likely past due Macy's card balance

    Identified as Asking For Money by vareck at 03:01pm on 06/09/14

    866-398-2089

    Tollfree Asking For Money 3 Debt Collector 1

    A debt collection agency who attempts to collect on old debts.

    Identified as Asking For Money by scenales from Dallas, TX
  • 800-794-1404

    Tollfree Scammer 4 Dead Air 1

    I answered this call and a woman said she was from Express Updates or something like that and she was updating website info. Yeah, right.

    Identified as Scammer by ssoundman from Alfred, NY

    800-947-5096

    Tollfree Asking For Money 6 Trusted Caller 3

    They call from this number when your bill is past due.

    Identified as Asking For Money by destiny112799 from Bloomfield, NJ
  • 877-886-9298

    Tollfree Dead Air 2 Scammer 2

    When u call back it says the number is no longer in service

    Identified as Scammer by selenafink78 from Waynesboro, PA

    855-620-2825

    Tollfree Scammer 1 Debt Collector 1

    They call for money it's a scam

    Identified as Asking For Money by jake1132 from Baltimore, MD
  • 866-653-2116

    Tollfree Asking For Money 2 Scammer 1

    Pay day loan company

    Identified as Debt Collector by sadie752003 from Somerset, MA

    855-212-3031

    Tollfree Scammer 2 Dead Air 1

    Googled number and lots of comments about 8:30 calls. Call back and no answer, busy or Indian accent caller with survey of child vaccinations.

    Identified as Scammer by sally2waters at 04:49am on 12/09/14
  • 877-741-7301

    Tollfree Asking For Money 2 Dead Air 1

    This is time Warner cable collections

    Identified as Asking For Money by Carrie5301 from Santa Clarita, CA

    888-819-2135

    Tollfree Dead Air 1 Asking For Money 1

    American Express bill collector

    Identified as Debt Collector by charlow from Elk Grove Village, IL
  • 800-552-2114

    Tollfree Scammer 2 Dead Air 1

    IRC care?? Middle Eastern Accent...BEWARE!!!

    Identified as Dead Air by lghtning44 from Warrington, PA

    800-345-7439

    Tollfree Scammer 3

    This appears to be a scam call

    Identified as Scammer by jammerjoy from Manchester Township, NJ
  • 800-951-0062

    Tollfree Dead Air 2 Debt Collector 1

    I work for discover Card and this number is one to the Pre-delinquency department. They don't scam you, the computer just sees your credit report and your balance and wants us to get you on auto-pay.

    Identified as Debt Collector by WeAreAwesome from Salt Lake City, UT

    855-770-5247

    Tollfree Dead Air 2 Scammer 1

    Couldn't hear anything, so I hung up. I've read on other websites for this number that it is usually always a Verizon Rep trying to get you to upgrade your plan so they can take credit for it and get commission.

    Identified as Dead Air by emanresu1 at 08:59pm on 07/26/16
  • 855-466-4129

    Tollfree Scammer 3

    Says they are "IRS" regarding a lawsuit against you. IRS will not contact you this way.

    Identified as Scammer by jerrywhilljr at 09:46pm on 07/08/16

    800-678-7986

    Tollfree Scammer 2 Dead Air 1

    Wells Fargo, but not really. Pretty sure it's a credit card scam. (I don't have a Wells Fargo credit card).

    Identified as Scammer by Alaconn at 03:51pm on 10/17/14

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