5% Decrease in Total Spam Calls for May Reflect Slowdown in 2021 Spam Call Growth
NEW YORK, June 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- RoboKiller, the app that eliminates 99% of spam calls and text messages, reveals Americans received an estimated 5.3 billion spam calls in May 2021 - a 5% decrease from April. May totals reflect a significant trend reversal compared with the 20% average monthly growth seen in late 2020 and the start of this year.
Despite macro forces driving another month of lower total spam calls, spam text volume increased by 7% in May up to 7.1 billion. The return of month-over-month spam text increases while spam calls decline indicate scammers are pivoting to new methods of stealing from American consumers over the phone. With 2021 spam text trends holding as RoboKiller anticipated, Americans are on track to receive more than 80 billion total spam text messages in 2021.
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As RoboKiller observed in 2020, spam call and text volume doesn't always correlate with phone scam-related financial losses. Scammers often tailor their phone scams in times of uncertainty , which in turn makes their phone scams more believable. This leads more people to fall victim to phone scams and yields a higher financial return for phone scammers.
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MAY 2021 KEY PHONE SCAM TRENDS
Top Five Most Spam-Called States:
Top Phone Scams Nationwide:
*All audio examples are phone scams blocked and audio fingerprinted by RoboKiller
Top Five Most Spam-Texted States:
Top Text Scams Nationwide:
Tips On How To Stop Phone Scams:
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RoboKiller's Data Insights
For a comprehensive analysis of robocall trends in specific cities, states, and area codes, details on particular phone scams, or any other related custom inquiries, please contact RoboKiller's robocall insights team here or at email@example.com.
With more than 12 million downloads to date, RoboKiller has been named a leader in technical and mobile achievement by the Webby Awards, Media Excellence, Best in Biz, and more. RoboKiller was also named the most effective solution to robocalls by the FTC as the winner of the most recent Robocalls: Humanity Strikes Back competition. RoboKiller is available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play. To learn more about RoboKiller, visit www.robokiller.com.
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