Spam Calls Are Now More Common Than Ever

The current pandemic that we are facing has changed a number of facets of our day to day lives. A big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that we are living under lockdown as well as the fact that there is a lot of panic in the general public, and it seems like scammers are trying to take advantage of this more than ever before which makes sense due to the reason that people would be more likely to believe whoever is calling them at this current point in time.

One of the most common ways for someone to try and scam you would involve them attempting to make it so that they can call you and trick you into thinking that they are someone they are not such as an individual that works for the government in some capacity. Now, most of the time people would know that the call they are getting is not actually from a person who is employed by the government especially if that person seems to clearly have some kind of an ulterior motive all in all.

However, given the fact that we are living in such trying times people might just be willing to give whoever is calling them the benefit of the doubt and this can cause a lot of problems. Another big reason as to why scammers are going to be more common these days has to do with the fact that people don’t really have a lot to do. Most people can’t go out due to widespread lockdowns and this is why they would be more willing to answer the phone which increases the likelihood that a scam might just end up being successful all in all.

According to research conducted by Pango, a company based in California that provides online security services, over half of the calls that the average American is receiving are unwanted which means that they are spam of some sort. This is a pretty serious issues, especially when you consider the fact that this could lead to the spread of a lot of misinformation that you really would not want to have to deal with all in all.



Pango's survey also highlights how people are tackling with unwanted calls. 16 percent respondents said they leverage “Do Not Disturb” mode in their device to only allow calls from known personal contacts.



Steps need to be taken in order to prevent these calls as they can make things quite difficult for a lot of people to deal with and the lockdowns that people are currently going through are bad enough without something like this adding to it and making them even more of a bother for people to have to go through especially considering how long they are going to last.

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