[AfriSpam-WG] Spam in Africa

redietu lemma redietulemma at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 20:31:35 UTC 2018

Hello dears,
I have got the following information about spam in Africa.
Annoying and unwanted spam calls are on the rise around the globe, with
Truecaller’s Truecaller Insights: Top 20 Countries Affected by Spam Calls
in 2017 report revealing that within large markets such as India, the US,
and Brazil, the average Truecaller user receives more than 20 spam calls
each month.

African countries are not excluded from the increase in spam calls and
SMSs, and people within markets such as Nigeria and Kenya can just as
easily be targeted. In fact, South Africa, Nigeria, and Egypt are all in
the top 10 most affected countries.

Globally, there are common categories that tie all spam calls together,
with some of the most common occurring being local scam calls,
telemarketing and debt collection calls, and unsolicited finance and
insurance product offerings.


Redietu Lemma
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://lists.afrinic.net/pipermail/afrispam-wg/attachments/20180823/0daa05c1/attachment.html>

More information about the AfriSpam-WG mailing list