2022 United States Spam Text Trends

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RoboKiller’s Spam Text Trends give you a overarching look into spam text trends across the United States.

This month’s spam text risk: HIGH

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How many spam texts are Americans getting?

billion spam texts were sent in June 2021. That's nearly spam texts for every person in the country!

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Which states are receiving the most spam texts?

These are states text scammers targeted the most in June 2021.

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2019 and 2021
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2015
best in biz 2019, 2020
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Spam Text FAQs

Why do I receive spam text messages?
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There are a few reasons you might receive spam texts. It’s possible you were targeted or autodialed randomly (scammers use technology that randomly generates phone numbers for text blasts). It’s also possible your phone number was exposed during a data breach or sold by a third-party company.

Your phone number may also be on a list of people who have previously engaged with a call or text scam (scammers often share these lists with each other). That’s one reason we recommend avoiding answering or interacting with unknown phone calls or text messages!

How can I tell if a text message is a scam?
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If you don’t recall ever opting into receiving text messages from a legitimate business, the message is likely a scam. All legal robotexts are required to obtain prior consent before sending you a message.

If the message is trying to get you to take immediate action such as making a purchase, sharing personal or account information, or clicking a link, this is likely a scam — especially if it says there is a consequence for not doing so. 

If the message contains spelling or grammatical errors, it’s more likely to be a scam.

Finally, be on the lookout for strange-looking URLs. If the text message contains a link that looks like a string of letters and numbers, don’t click!

How can I avoid falling for text scams?
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First of all, don’t reply to the text or click on any links (even to “opt out”!). Often, URLs in spam texts contain malware that can infiltrate your phone when you click them.

Second, never provide personal, account, or financial information over text. 

Third, you can report the spam call to your phone carrier. Check your carrier’s website for instructions. Forwarding the message won’t prevent you from receiving more spam texts, but will help shut the scam down for others.

How can I stop spam texts?
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The only way to prevent spam texts from reaching you in the first place is to use a spam text blocker app like RoboKiller to automatically stop them.

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RoboKiller's proprietary data has been used to fuel tangible solutions to the robocall problem, inform the public about how to protect themselves against robocalls, and stop dangerous phone scams.

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