tellows Study – Harassment Calls Remain a Big Issue in Many Countries
By: tellows UG
The different caller types include harassment calls, aggressive advertising, telemarketer, survey, ping calls, debt collection company, sweepstakes and unknown. Every caller type indicates the purpose of the call for every number. The caller types help users figuring out what kind of call to expect when a certain telephone number calls. Nine countries, in which tellows has a high number of users, were analysed and compared with each other.
As a result, harassment calls are the most frequently reported caller type in 4 out of 9 countries, including the UK. Telemarketing also had a high percentage on the chart, showing that it's one of the reasons that most unknown numbers called. In contrary, telemarketing is not the problem in Spain, Mexico and Brazil. In these three countries, most numbers were reported to be a cost trop. This shows that a lot of callers aimed to steal the users' money in various ways.
In the UK alone, most of the phone numbers were reported as harassment calls with the total percentage of 29%. Following harassment calls is the caller type "telemarketer"
Further information about the study can be found at https://blog.tellows.co.uk/
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