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43% of all text messages are spam?

Peter Rojas
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This stat seems a little hard to swallow, especially considering that we've gotten exactly zero spam SMS text messages over the past year, but supposedly 43% of all text messages sent to cellphones last year were spam. The source of this "fact"? A company called Wireless Services which is in the business of handling text message traffic for various carriers; coincidentally, one of the services they offer is SMS spam blocking. SMS spam is definitely a big problem in lots of countries (mobile spam is worse than regular spam now in South Korea), but considering how few complaints there are about it here in the States, either the problem isn't that big or the wireless carriers are doing a good job of blocking SMS spam before it gets to us.

[Via IT Facts]

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