Fake Toyota phone number prompts phone charge

Fake Toyota phone number prompts phone charge
© 2010 Longmont Times-Call

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.

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