2022 phone spam on U.S. carrier networks

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Estimated robocalls on
carrier networks

160,053,637

Estimated robocalls on U.S. carrier, VOIP, and PTSN networks during November 2022

76%

Of those calls were from spoofed caller IDs

Estimated robotexts on
carrier networks

1,404,772,224

Estimated robotexts on U.S. carrier, VOIP, and PTSN networks during November 2022

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Top brands most often mentioned by scammers

Brand imposter scams — scams in which callers impersonate brand representatives in order to steal from people — are on the rise. Large enterprise organizations with strong brand recognition are particularly vulnerable to these scams, which can affect consumer trust.

Robokiller Enterprise tracks which brands are most often referenced in calls and texts to gauge the impact of these scams. Here are our findings.

Robocalls featuring brand keywords, September 2022
Brand Estimated calls referencing brand Estimated consumer losses
Amazon 60,445,946 $61,448,859,000
Apple 39,146,117 $49,110,063,000
ATT 29,408,252 $32,135,062,500
Xfinity 27,091,765 $27,400,270,500
Spectrum 10,142,622 $10,487,221,500
Robotexts featuring brand keywords, September 2022
Brand Estimated texts referencing brand Estimated consumer losses
ATT 1,324,269,175 $736,922,446,000
Walmart 1,104,450,390 $133,189,952,000
Amazon 809,658,871 $86,618,946,000
CVS 472,252,894 $72,283,626,000
Microsoft 373,977,850 $4,472,620,000
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Enterprise impact

600M+

Lifetime calls blocked

$400M+

Lifetime consumer losses prevented to spam calls

1.6B+

Lifetime SMS analyzed

$32M+

Lifetime consumer losses prevented to spam texts

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Calls chart data

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01/2022, 02/2022, 03/2022, 04/2022, 05/2022, 06/2022, 07/2022, 08/2022, 09/2022, 10/2022, 11/2022

Robocalls per month [M]

259, 229, 281, 254, 247, 281, 220, 209, 212, 188, 160

Spoofed calls rate [%]

87, 86, 88, 92, 89, 90, 82, 69, 72, 77, 76

Spam texts chart data

Month labels

01/2022, 02/2022, 03/2022, 04/2022, 05/2022, 06/2022, 07/2022, 08/2022, 09/2022, 10/2022, 11/2022

Spam texts per month [M]

485, 360, 467, 407, 393, 380, 402, 431, 655, 672, 1404