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    (855) 900-7101 from Orleans, MA
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    (800) 369-4887 from Bakersfield, CA
  • 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 9 ASKING FOR MONEY 17 DEAD AIR 13 DEBT COLLECTOR 56 SCAMMER 5 SPAM TEXTER

Recent Toll-Free CallerSmart User Activity

  • New feedback on (800) 369-4887 by jokpaddy: "Call from BMO bank. Never heard of it. The fraud dept supposedly"
  • ColieBunny69 just unlocked their Fu Manchu badge because their Caller I.Q. score increased - congrats!
  • First caller feedback on (888) 485-4031 shared by ColieBunny69: "Magazine subscriptions "
  • First caller feedback on (800) 443-2205 shared by CrayKray: "id true? a company claiming to do background reports but for some reason they call people too? "
  • CrayKray just unlocked their Swashbuckler badge because their Caller I.Q. score increased - congrats!
  • Call from (866) 697-8378 reported as Trusted Caller by luisdd4919
  • New feedback on (800) 432-1000 by Theresap69: "This is a Pornoghraphy Hotline. It's not BOA. There is a BOA recording but it's fraud. "
  • dtakach just unlocked their Heroine badge because their Caller I.Q. score increased - congrats!
  • First caller feedback on (866) 384-4494 shared by dtakach: "When answered, they hang up "
  • First caller feedback on (888) 211-9676 shared by rogerdoger_57: "Called my work phone, left no voicemail."
  • Call from (800) 952-7247 reported as Drama Queen by simplydolcry
  • cicerone just unlocked their Tyrant badge because their Caller I.Q. score increased - congrats!
  • First caller feedback on (855) 798-4059 shared by cicerone: "Called about saving me on electricity. No thanks scammer!"
  • Call from (866) 887-8317 reported as Trusted Caller by sengelhardt
  • jcutie22 just unlocked their General badge because their Caller I.Q. score increased - congrats!
  • First caller feedback on (800) 237-7328 shared by jcutie22: "PSECU automated number. "
  • Call from (800) 875-5035 reported as Dead Air by djjalan
  • First caller feedback on (888) 239-1364 shared by rogerdoger_57: "Called my cell phone, left no message. Then, a minute later, the same number called my work phone. Again, no message."
  • courtney.cortes just unlocked their Statesman badge because their Caller I.Q. score increased - congrats!
  • First caller feedback on (844) 889-9153 shared by courtney.cortes: "Scammers pretending to be Microsoft, don't answer, don't call back, just block them and move on"

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!

  • 877-411-5551

    Tollfree Scammer 13 Asking For Money 13

    Midland debt collections or something like that. Have seen that they call people with zero debt. It's a scam.

    Identified as Asking For Money by rmatousek32 from Milford, MI

    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

    888-727-1127

    Tollfree Scammer 2 Dead Air 2

    Called, no message. Possible spammers

    Identified as Dead Air by cjstheman4u from Framingham, MA
  • 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
  • 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

    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
  • 800-552-2114

    Tollfree Scammer 2 Dead Air 1

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

    Identified as Dead Air by lghtning44 from Warrington, PA

    866-570-5277

    Tollfree Scammer 1 Dead Air 1

    Called me 7 times and is still calling every once in a while

    Identified as Spam Texter by chachachica33 at 08:44pm on 11/30/16
  • 866-465-3710

    Tollfree Dead Air 2 Debt Collector 1

    Debt collector. Will not leave message

    Identified as Debt Collector by angiephughes from Buford, GA

    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
  • 800-951-0062

    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

    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
  • 855-274-8960

    Tollfree Scammer 2 Dead Air 1

    Credit card interest rate reduction scammer.

    Identified as Scammer by rogerdoger_57 at 10:06pm on 12/27/16

    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
  • 866-653-2116

    Tollfree Asking For Money 2 Scammer 1

    Pay day loan company

    Identified as Debt Collector by sadie752003 from Somerset, MA

    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
  • 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

    800-861-4840

    Tollfree Dead Air 3

    There is no information either name or city on this number

    Identified as Dead Air by jp1234 from Mesquite, TX

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