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    Default Warning from area code 855***

    Mostly I answer my phone when home. Last night I received a call from area code 855. Since I was not familiar with this area code I did not answer. They left no msg. After researching this, area code 855 is reserved for future toll-free calls in which the "calling party" is NOT charged. YOU the called party are!! Just wanted to share with you all...
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    Interesting, thanks for the heads-up. Not much we can do when they leave a message, though.

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    The 855 area code is "Toll free" no charge to the called party.
    This internet hoax has been around as long as the 855 number has which started in October 2010

    Toll-Free Numbers And How They Work | FCC.gov

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    Kevin thanks for clarifying this!!! Don't ever take anything I say as the gospel truth!!! Lol. Guess my sources were wrong....wayne

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    800, 877, 855 are toll free to the caller. Now 976 is a different story.

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    Explain 976 ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron44 View Post
    Explain 976 ??
    These are numbers that are typically billed out to the caller.

    Typical uses:
    Tech support paid by the minute
    Television shows where voting takes place
    Calling your favorite Psychic
    Adult chat lines

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    Default Re: Warning from area code 855***

    thanks again kevin.

 

 

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