The average American receives at least 2 spam calls per week and an annual average of 152 unwanted calls. Tampa residents ring far more often
Between telemarketing and scam attempts, the average American receives at least 2 spam calls per week and an annual average of 152 unwanted calls. So…how does Tampa Bay compare?
Phones of Tampa residents ring far more often, with locals receiving a weekly average of 17 spam or scam calls.
All About Cookies analyzed call data to discover the number of unwanted calls in each U.S. city, including scam attempts and telemarketing calls to help identity which cities are the most afflicted by scams and spam.
The 10 cities with the most unwanted calls per capita are:
- New Orleans
- San Francisco
Check out the full study here
5 Apps You Should Delete From Your Phone Now To Protect Your Privacy
Our everyday devices help us keep in contact with loved ones, they help us to work efficiently, and they are there in case of an emergency. However, certain apps can cause a breach in your privacy and take up much-needed gigabytes (not to mention battery power).
Certain apps running in the background are collecting unused data in the hopes of selling that data to larger companies. Double-check that these kinds of apps are no longer on your phone.
Here are some app types you can ditch to save you from data leaks and make room for more storage on your phone:
If you believe your information has been compromised, file a complaint at IC3. And listen to an interview with FBI Charlotte Divisoin Public Affairs Specialist Shelley Lynch where she talks about phone security here.