Half of All Cellphone Calls Could Be Scams by 2019

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  1. Melody Bot

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    The Washington Post:


    Nearly half of all cellphone calls next year will come from scammers, according to First Orion, a company that provides phone carriers and their customers caller ID and call blocking technology.

    The Arkansas-based firm projects an explosion of incoming spam calls, marking a leap from 3.7 percent of total calls in 2017 to more than 29 percent this year, to a projected 45 percent by early 2019.

    My tried and true method of just never answering the phone will finally pay off.

     
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  2. BradBradley

    Regular

    I feel like I’ve been past the 50% threshold for a while. I used to not answer calls from outside of my area code, but those that are with in it seem to mostly be spam now too.
     
  3. yeahrightdude

    I have no idea what I'm talking about. Prestigious

    I get 2-4 spammer calls a day. It's infuriating. If I could turn off the phone feature I probably would at this point.
     
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  4. trevorshmevor

    and use a pretty font Supporter

    Dang, I get no spam calls ever. I do get a few spam texts though, which can be annoying.
     
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  5. CMilliken

    Trusted

    I get them all the time and the number gets blocked instantly.
     
  6. tyramail

    Trusted Supporter

    I literally answer no number I don’t know. If it’s important, they’ll leave a message.
     
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  7. Steve_JustAGuy

    Trusted

    95% of my incoming calls are spam or food delivery drivers ha.
     
  8. Arry

    it was all a dream Supporter

    my coworker gets one every hour. my gf got a facetime audio request, and then called 3 times after that. they're smart enough to know their scams. my mom speaks little english so i get so worried she's gonna get caught in one of these scams.
     
  9. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    I can't wait. I love answering my phone "Chicago penis enlargement"
     
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  10. Jared Luttrell

    Regular

    I get them fairly frequently, they've started spoofing numbers that look really local too.
     
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