Bi-Annual Reports Reveal Americans are on Track to Receive 157 Billion Scam Calls and Texts in 2021, Costing Consumers an Estimated $716 Million
NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — RoboKiller, the app that eliminates 99% of spam calls and text messages, today released findings from its 2021 Mid-Year Phone Scam and Political Message Reports. The reports reveal Americans are on track to receive 71 billion total spam calls in 2021, a 30% projected annual increase. Consumers are due to lose $615 million as a result of these scams, a 40% rise from a year ago. Additionally, Americans are expected to receive 86 billion total spam texts and suffer financial losses of $101 million in 2021. These figures represent estimated year-over-year increases of 55% and 18%, respectively.