2023 phone spam on U.S. carrier networks

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Estimated robocalls on
carrier networks

159,723,774

Estimated robocalls on U.S. carrier, VOIP, and PTSN networks during January 2023

77%

Of those calls were from spoofed caller IDs

Estimated robotexts on
carrier networks

381,212,120

Estimated robotexts on U.S. carrier, VOIP, and PTSN networks during January 2023

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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, January 2023
Brand Estimated calls referencing brand Estimated consumer losses
ATT 36,115,522 $40,065,210,000
Amazon 26,459,201 $18,281,520,000
Xfinity 25,443,180 $25,811,077,500
Spectrum 15,967,696 $17,416,135,500
Apple 12,502,132 $13,703,109,000
Robotexts featuring brand keywords, January 2023
Brand Estimated texts referencing brand Estimated consumer losses
Walmart 782,698,270 $27,658,409,000
ATT 734,420,046 $309,062,251,000
Amazon 604,247,136 $54,621,748,000
CVS 389,673,344 $54,184,078,000
Microsoft 300,416,476 $1,836,779,000
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Enterprise impact

1B+

Lifetime calls blocked

$600M+

Lifetime consumer losses prevented to spam calls

1.9B+

Lifetime SMS analyzed

$36M+

Lifetime consumer losses prevented to spam texts

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Calls chart data

Month labels

02/2022, 03/2022, 04/2022, 05/2022, 06/2022, 07/2022, 08/2022, 09/2022, 10/2022, 11/2022, 12/2022, 01/2023

Robocalls per month [M]

229, 281, 254, 247, 281, 220, 209, 212, 188, 160, 124, 159

Spoofed calls rate [%]

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

Spam texts chart data

Month labels

02/2022, 03/2022, 04/2022, 05/2022, 06/2022, 07/2022, 08/2022, 09/2022, 10/2022, 11/2022, 12/2022, 01/2023

Spam texts per month [M]

360, 467, 407, 393, 380, 402, 431, 655, 672, 1404, 1848, 381