Government And Toll Free

Government continues to use toll free phone service more and more to keep the flow of information strong. The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority now has a new toll free phone number for motorists to receive timely road conditions on any of the state’s 10 turnpikes Motorists can call 1-877-403-7623 to get road condition updates. The 800 number will also update road construction projects during times of normal traffic and will be used for major accidents in the case a turnpike must be closed or traffic diverted during an accident.

Fake Toyota phone number prompts phone charge

Fake Toyota phone number prompts phone charge
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DENVER — Scammers have obtained a toll-free phone number that differs by one digit from the official Toyota helpline, and people who call the wrong number will be charged $5.96, the Better Business Bureau announced today.

In addition, operators of the fake number ask for information, such as a Social Security number, that makes callers vulnerable to identity theft, the Bureau said.

The correct number for Toyota is 800-331-4331. The Better Business Bureau is cautioning Toyota owners to be sure they call the correct phone number.

Hackers

Triggerfish, also known as cell-site simulators or digital analyzers, are nothing new: the technology was used in the 1990s to hunt down renowned hacker Kevin Mitnick. This is really interesting; click here to read more.

Plans for 855 Area Code Put on Hold

There are no immediate plans to add another toll free pre-fix. In fact, the reserved 855 pre-fix is not expected to be released for several years. Meanwhile, toll free phone numbers have become a staple of the business world and demand is consistently rising.

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