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    (844) 829-3400 from Oxnard, CA
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  • 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 16 ASKING FOR MONEY 14 DEAD AIR 19 DEBT COLLECTOR 2 PRANKSTER 41 SCAMMER 8 SPAM TEXTER

Recent Toll-Free CallerSmart User Activity

  • carrielynn just unlocked their Communicator badge because their Caller I.Q. score increased - congrats!
  • First caller feedback on (877) 254-1115 shared by carrielynn: "This is a free trial pay the shipping fee only - but then they bill your account for 79.68 $ and say that you signed up for it and hang up on you ! The name is nexus diet BUT HERES THE KICKER ITS PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE THAT SAYS YOUVE WON A PRIZE - to pick one ! I didn't even think I should be charged for shipping if I won ! But I had wasted 5 min filling out a survey so I did it ! Boy am I sorry now !"
  • m6216 just unlocked their Freedom Fighter badge because their Caller I.Q. score increased - congrats!
  • First caller feedback on (800) 221-8254 shared by m6216: "Anonymous, block them"
  • New feedback on (888) 423-0900 by jennamac29: "They are claiming they are are Verizon Fios,but they are scammers trying to get money out of you.Some how they know when your bill is past due,but they never leave a message and they come up unknown.The real Verizon identifies themselves and leaves a message along with caller ID.Beware they are looking for your information.Its almost like an inside job."
  • aterrell312 just unlocked their Explorer badge because their Caller I.Q. score increased - congrats!
  • First caller feedback on (866) 584-6891 shared by aterrell312: "Recorded message from robo caller. Ignores all written correspondence that the debt they are trying to collect does not belong to party being called."
  • tdert24 just unlocked their Statesman badge because their Caller I.Q. score increased - congrats!
  • First caller feedback on (877) 505-4923 shared by tdert24: "Lowes installation for carpets that had been ordered"
  • griff03 just unlocked their Freedom Fighter badge because their Caller I.Q. score increased - congrats!
  • First caller feedback on (844) 880-0622 shared by griff03: "Claims to be a law firm hired to collect a debt. Leaves a phone number to call."
  • Jharrismurray just unlocked their Swashbuckler badge because their Caller I.Q. score increased - congrats!
  • First caller feedback on (866) 399-1441 shared by Jharrismurray: "They buy any old debt you have and threaten you to pay it or they will come to your house or job to serve you. Scam"
  • New feedback on (888) 201-1573 by baz0157: "Called to tell you they want to fix your computer. Try to get credit card over phone to make repairs online.... SCAM! "
  • Call from (844) 855-8321 reported as Trusted Caller by ctrygirl
  • luisdd4919 just unlocked their Patriot badge because their Caller I.Q. score increased - congrats!
  • Call from (800) 265-4919 reported as Trusted Caller by luisdd4919
  • Call from (888) 211-4727 reported as Trusted Caller by luisdd4919
  • Call from (800) 373-2876 reported as Trusted Caller by luisdd4919
  • Call from (877) 746-0909 reported as Trusted Caller by luisdd4919

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

    800-922-0204

    Tollfree Asking For Money 2 Dead Air 2

    SPAM called looking for money

    Identified as Asking For Money by brandonlikely from Atlanta, GA
  • 877-561-2272

    Tollfree Asking For Money 3 Scammer 3

    Telemarketer are annoying !

    Identified as Asking For Money by stugots from Brooklyn, 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
  • 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

    877-488-3558

    Tollfree Debt Collector 2 Asking For Money 2

    Chase card services.... These people are persistent and not easily deterred from the task of collecting their $$. They have called 7 days a week, up to 3 times a day...

    Identified as Asking For Money by knettle3 at 07:16am on 03/08/15
  • 888-727-1127

    Tollfree Scammer 2 Dead Air 2

    Called, no message. Possible spammers

    Identified as Dead Air by cjstheman4u from Framingham, MA

    855-974-6089

    Tollfree Asking For Money 2 Scammer 2

    They constantly call my number asking for money

    Identified as Asking For Money by JakeSchets from Haymarket, VA
  • 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

    877-236-7498

    Tollfree Dead Air 1 Spam Texter 1

    Bank collections agent

    Identified as Debt Collector by george.arcay at 07:24pm on 02/28/17
  • 800-266-2278

    Tollfree Trusted Caller 5 Scammer 4

    Spam artist... Continuously calls

    Identified as Scammer by pascow24 from Santa Monica, CA

    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
  • 866-652-3145

    Tollfree Scammer 2 Dead Air 1

    Scammers I can't how cold hearted they are

    Identified as Scammer by michael23carrillo from San Antonio, TX

    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
  • 800-552-2114

    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
  • 855-402-0737

    Tollfree Scammer 1 Asking For Money 1

    Didn't answer. They left no message.

    Identified as Dead Air by davidzway from Oregon, OH

    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
  • 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

    866-379-2003

    Tollfree Dead Air 1 Prankster 1

    Calls constantly and never leaves messages. Can hear other phones in background on our answering machine

    Identified as Scammer by LadyEden from Marlton, NJ

Recent Toll-Free Activity

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    • (844) 829-3400 from Oxnard, CA
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  • Recent Feedback:

    • (877) 254-1115 from Mesa, AZ
    • (800) 221-8254 from La Crescenta, CA
    • (888) 423-0900 from United States
    • (866) 584-6891 from Brooklyn, NY
    • (877) 505-4923 from Millsboro, DE
    • (844) 880-0622 from Southampton, PA
    • (866) 399-1441 from MI
    • (888) 201-1573 from United States
    • (844) 855-8321 from Nesbit, MS
    • (800) 265-4919 from United States
    • (888) 211-4727 from United States
    • (800) 373-2876 from United States

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