44.6% of calls to mobile phones will be scam calls in 2019 up 400% from 2017
A First Orion report calls out the alarming growth in scam calls – 3.7% in Q2 2017 to a whopping 44.6% projected for Q2 2019. 42.1% of all calls will be Scam or nuisance, that is nearly half of all calls. 9 of 10 calls will use area code spoofing.
In his article in The Upgrade Lance Ulanoff writes of imminent relief from Robocall Nightmare. However we need to adjust to the new realities where robocalls, and manned calls to land line – spoofing local area codes or legitimate business numbers, offering fake credit cards to calls targeting Chinese immigrant populations outnumber real calls 5 to 1. Late last year, consumers received 5 Bn robocalls in a single month.
A FCC & FTC partnership christened STIR/SHAKEN (Secure Telephony Identity Revisited / Secure Handling of Asserted information using toKENs) to be rolled out across all service providers by 2021.
In the sales tech landscape a large number of products in the Sales Dialer/ Call tracking intelligence categories use similar approach to get through to prospects. And even if we are not spoofing numbers the sheer volume of unsolicited outreach is a cause for concern.
Although the data is for US, countries like India with far liberal legal frameworks have similar problems with a much larger population being preyed upon. Our Robocall Nightmare May Be Coming to an End / Lance Ulanoff – https://bit.ly/2tmTMiG First Orion – Scam call Trend Projections Report Fall 2018 https://bit.ly/2Ig4It1