If you are tired of robokaller, you are not alone.
A staggering 26.3 billion robokals was received in the United States last year, up 46 percent from the previous year, according to a new report by Hiya analyzing activity from 450,000 users of its app to determine the extent of unwanted calls.
The report states that most of these unwanted calls fell into three categories: general spam, fraud and telemarketers. Hiya discovered that each of their app users received an average of 10 unwanted robokals per month.
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As more and more people are flooded with fake and fraudulent conversations, Americans don't choose to answer their phones at all, according to Hiya.
"As our phones continue to be flooded by robo columns, many will no longer retrieve the phone," Hiya CEO Alex Algard told The Washington Post. But Algard said that it can also lead to a lack of important conversations from doctor's offices and schools.
The top codes that spammers are targeting include several Texas cities: Dallas, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Houston and Austin, according to the report.
A separate report has estimated that 50 percent of all US mobile traffic will be scam this year.
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T-Mobile recently became the first major operator to launch stir / Shaken calling verification standards similar to technology used for web encryption. Other large mobile phone operators are likely to follow.
Recently, Verizon announced that it would make spam and robotic protection features free to all customers after having previously charged $ 3 per line per month for it. AT & T has offered a similar service free of charge since the end of 201[ads1]6.
Posten reports that the FTC has received 52,000 consumer complaints about caller ID spoofing in 2018.