Spoofed Spam Calls Increase By 3% (Again), According To RoboKiller
NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the FCC's anti-spoofing STIR/SHAKEN framework, spoofed spam calls remain a major concern. According to data insights from RoboKiller, the app that eliminates 99% of spam calls and text messages, 41% of spam calls in September originated from spoofed caller IDs. This marks a 3% climb from August and the second consecutive month-over-month increase.
STIR/SHAKEN has not yet been consistent in reducing spoofed calls since its June 30, 2021 release. Initial data were promising—the percentage of spoofed spam calls decreased by 5% in July—but didn't last. The percentage then increased by 4% in August and 3% in September.
What's Holding STIR/SHAKEN Back?
The most likely reason for STIR/SHAKEN's shaky start is that not all voice service providers are required to implement it (small carriers have until mid-2023 to do so). Without complete buy-in, loopholes will remain for scammers to exploit.
Another issue is that STIR/SHAKEN is not mandatory for carriers outside the United States. That said, the international deadline to implement a robocall mitigation program was September 28, 2021. RoboKiller will keep a close eye on whether that has any effect on spam totals.
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SEPTEMBER 2021 KEY PHONE SCAM TRENDS
Top Five Most Spam-Called States Per Capita:
Top Phone Scams Nationwide:
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Top Five Most Spam-Texted States Per Capita:
Top Text Scams Nationwide:
Tips On How To Stop Phone Scams:
RoboKiller's Data Insights
For a comprehensive analysis of robocall trends in specific locations, details about particular phone scams, or any other related custom inquiries, please contact RoboKiller's robocall insights team here or at email@example.com.
For businesses still looking to comply with STIR/SHAKEN or enhance their robocall mitigation efforts, RoboKiller Enterprise offers flexible solutions that are effective and hassle-free. To learn more, visit https://enterprise.robokiller.com.
RoboKiller, a Teltech brand, is a division of Mosaic Group, an IAC Company (NASDAQ: IAC).
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