Spam Text Messages Statistics: 4.5 Billion Messages In 2011

September 20, 2012 4:38 am

We had spotted some amazing stats on SMS – total SMS sent everyday – we spotted this today:

“They’re also booming faster than any other sector of the tech industry. Spam text messages in the U.S. increased 45% in 2011 to an incredible 4.5 billion messages, Richi Jennings, an industry analyst and expert in spam, told Bloomberg.

Bloomberg highlighted the story of on 31-year-old Washington, D.C. woman who gave the spammers a taste of their own medicine by calling the sender 20 times. She didn’t receive fewer spam texts, but it felt good to retaliate, she said.”

Statistics Source: Mashable

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