Scam Calls Predicted To Increase To Nearly Half Of All Cell Phone Calls In 2019
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Photo by Mark Lennihan Associated Press
A call-blocking technology firm recently predicted that next year, nearly half of all cell phone calls will be from scammers.
The firm, First Orion, is predicting that 45 percent of cell phone calls will be scams in 2019. That's from 3.7 percent of total calls in 2017 to more than 29 percent this year.
One of the most recent techniques scammers are using is called neighborhood spoofing. It involves the scammers phone number coming up on your caller ID with the same area code and prefix as your phone number.
Steven Andres, SDSU management information systems lecturer, will join Midday Edition on Wednesday to discuss this technique and the ways individuals can avoid these calls.
Steven Andres, Ph.D., management information systems lecturer, San Diego State University
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