NumberCop (www.numbercop.com), a mobile security company dedicated to combating phone spam, has announced research findings that reveal the amount of spam calls arriving on mobile phones is increasing on a daily basis.
Research among NumberCop's phone-spam-index for 5,000 subscribers in four countries (US, CA, UK, AU) from January to July 2013 shows that the most prevalent form of reported phone spam are sales agent-based spam calls (43%), spam text messages (11%) and automated robocalls (9%). Phishing calls seeking personal or financial details and other fraudulent calls, such as phone scams, have risen to 27%, an increase of 170% compared to 2008 when NumberCop's phone spam tracking started.
The research also finds that phone spam frustrates iPhone users more than Android users. For over 25% of NumberCop's indexed spam numbers iPhone users reported phone spam up to 3 times more frequently than...| Read more »