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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 6 ASKING FOR MONEY 10 DEAD AIR 5 DEBT COLLECTOR 65 SCAMMER 14 SPAM TEXTER

Recent Toll-Free CallerSmart User Activity

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  • First caller feedback on (888) 858-5555 shared by Kourtney1126: "Student loan sharks "
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  • First caller feedback on (800) 236-2700 shared by 1michael: "Great Lakes student loan company calling for money."
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  • First caller feedback on (877) 209-0089 shared by jfostercf101: "Spam telemarketers idea for the first game but she was not even the first woman that was on the way out there she said and went "
  • First caller feedback on (800) 255-0691 shared by mmillz: "Offers a Federal Grant. Total scam. "
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  • First caller feedback on (866) 202-8266 shared by spetty: "This is one of those computer virus scammers. They will try to get your credit card number to install "anti virus" software that is nothing but malware! Caller beware! "
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  • First caller feedback on (844) 421-5815 shared by spetty: "This number is connected to one of red computer windows that pops up saying "your computer is infected with a virus". When you call they attempt to pass themselves off as technicians who for 300 dollars will install an add blocker on your computer. Complete thieves! Caller beware! "
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  • First caller feedback on (866) 909-6335 shared by matthewabruzese: "Landscaping company in Plymouth, MA"
  • Call from (855) 347-8371 reported as Trusted Caller by Iknowthat
  • New feedback on (844) 207-1531 by bonnes4200: "I have had no problems with these guys "
  • First caller feedback on (844) 856-2177 shared by JaSpEr: "Realtors trying to get people to refinance their mortgage."
  • First caller feedback on (888) 297-0330 shared by whatsthis: "Financial advisers company "
  • New feedback on (800) 945-2000 by whatsthis: "Financial credit card"

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

    800-955-6600

    Tollfree Asking For Money 9 Scammer 2

    Called thirty four times in three days. Was in the hospital and has since paid my bill. But 34 times is crazy!

    Identified as Asking For Money by BossHogg911 from Westfield, IN
  • 800-922-0204

    Tollfree Scammer 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
  • 866-653-2116

    Tollfree Asking For Money 3 Scammer 1

    Pay day loan company

    Identified as Debt Collector by sadie752003 from Somerset, 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
  • 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

    866-570-5277

    Tollfree Scammer 1 Dead Air 1

    Continues to call asking for someone else.

    Identified as Asking For Money by jrrushe from Holt, MI
  • 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
  • 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

    855-212-3031

    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
  • 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

    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
  • 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

    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
  • 855-404-0163

    Tollfree Scammer 1 Dead Air 1

    I believe this caller is looking for people to give money or scamming for money!!

    Identified as Asking For Money by dscottlittle from Cleveland, OH

    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
  • 855-655-2667

    Tollfree Asking For Money 2 Debt Collector 1

    Debt collection bank

    Identified as Debt Collector by assilem929 at 09:24pm on 04/26/17

    800-552-2114

    Tollfree Scammer 2 Dead Air 1

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

    Identified as Dead Air by lghtning44 from Warrington, PA

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