NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Spam text messages remained steady for the second consecutive month, while robocalls dropped 9% in the wake of the FCC's crackdown on the most popular robocall, car warranty calls. RoboKiller, the app that eliminates 99% of robocalls and robotexts, estimates that Americans received 12 billion robotexts and 6.6 billion robocalls in July 2022.
Car warranty robocalls drop as government efforts tighten
In July, the FCC announced it was cracking down on car warranty robocalls, and since then, RoboKiller has identified a 37% decrease in car warranty robocalls. Though this category is still on track to be the number one robocall for another year, the efforts from the government and carriers, coupled with robocall blocking apps like RoboKiller, may be starting to curb the number of robocalls Americans receive.
JULY 2022 KEY MESSAGING TRENDS
Robotexts take flight
Spam text messages, also known as robotexts, have taken off in recent months. On the other hand, spam calls are becoming a secondary concern for Americans as robotexts now surpass them in volume month-over-month. In fact, robocalls have hovered in the vicinity of 6-7 billion, while robotexts have consistently surpassed 11 billion each month since February. If this trend continues, Americans will receive more spam texts this year than 2021's recording-breaking number.
Top Robotexts Nationwide:
% Of Total Robotexts
Delivery (Amazon, USPS, FedEx)
Amazon robotexts surge
In July, RoboKiller identified Americans received 37 million fraudulent robotexts claiming to be related to Amazon delivery delays or suspicious account activity. A message like the one claiming to be from Amazon is an attempt to steal your personal information, perhaps by gaining access to your Amazon account or credit card or by installing malware on your phone if you click the link. With back-to-school and holiday shopping right around the corner, Americans can expect robotexts like these to inundate their phones.
Tips On How To Stop Phone Scams:
- Don't answer phone calls from unknown numbers, especially those that call or text at odd hours.
- Don't follow prompts like "Press 1" or click any links.
- Never provide personal information like banking details or other sensitive information.
- Download a spam text and call blocker like RoboKiller to equip your phone with the latest technology to stop scams.
With more than 12 million downloads and $400 million in losses prevented, RoboKiller is the leading independent spam call and text blocker. RoboKiller has been named a leader in technical and mobile achievement by the Webby Awards, Media Excellence, Best in Biz, and more. RoboKiller was named the most effective solution to robocalls by the FTC.
RoboKiller's robocall and spam text insights are powered by a global database of millions of phone scams and audio fingerprints. RoboKiller's proprietary data insights have been featured by The New York Times, ABC World News, NBC Nightly News, and many others.
RoboKiller, a Teltech brand, is a division of Mosaic Group, an IAC Company (NASDAQ: IAC).
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