In the first quarter of 2021, the proportion of spam calls in Russia among all incoming unknown numbers was 70 percent. This is evidenced by the statistics of the Kaspersky Lab, collected using the Kaspersky Who Calls mobile application.
According to the “Kaspersky Lab”, in January-March, the share of calls with suspicion of fraud reached 6.3%. This indicator has grown compared to the same period 2020: then it was 5.6 percent.
Most often, unwanted calls to Russian subscribers of mobile networks were received with the proposal of loans (their share was 46% among all unwanted calls from unknown numbers), as well as from collectors (with a share of 26.5%). Many obsessive spam calls was recorded from companies engaged in communicating and medical services.
«Even after the majority of restrictions entered to combat coronavirus infection were removed, people continued to actively use different Internet services. For example, many appreciated delivery services and are often waiting for calls from unknown numbers, in particular from couriers, so they can be more willing to take the phone, and sometimes even ready to call themselves. Scammers understand this and use all the opportunities to lure money from people, “said the” Kaspersky Lab “.