Top 25 Area Codes Targeted for Cell Phone Spam

by Karl Utermohlen | September 13, 2013 1:42 pm

Top 25 Area Codes Targeted for Cell Phone Spam

The people behind cell phone SMS spamming are coming up with savvier methods to scam customers by focusing on specific area codes for a better return on investment.

Cloudmark reports[1] that out of the 25 most targeted area codes in the U.S. for SMS spamming, three cities in south Florida make the list. These scams are based around gaining the trust of strangers by acting like they’re a reputable institution like a bank and attempting to get information on them like their credit card or bank account number.

Here are the 25 most targeted area codes for cell phone spam in the country.

  1. 954 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  2. 310 – Los Angeles, CA
  3. 214 – Dallas, TX
  4. 786 – Miami, FL
  5. 305 – Miami, FL
  6. 415 – San Francisco, CA
  7. 206 – Seattle, WA
  8. 210 – San Antonio, TX
  9. 917 – New York City, NY
  10. 512 – Austin, TX
  11. 425 – Everett/Bellevue, CO
  12. 303 – Denver, CO
  13. 919 – Raleigh, NC
  14. 503 – Portland, OR
  15. 215 – Philadelphia, PA
  16. 617 – Boston, MA
  17. 817 – Fort Worth, TX
  18. 480 – Scottsdale/Mesa, AZ
  19. 408 – San Jose, CA
  20. 201 – Jersey City, NJ
  21. 904 – Jacksonville, FL
  22. 510 – Oakland, CA
  23. 702 – Las Vegas, NV
  24. 714 – Orange County, CA
  25. 818 – Los Angeles, CA

You can read the rest of the article here[2].

Endnotes:
  1. Cloudmark reports: http://blog.cloudmark.com/2013/09/13/from-cradle-to-grave-targeting-child-support-and-social-security-with-area-codes/
  2. here: http://blog.cloudmark.com/2013/09/13/from-cradle-to-grave-targeting-child-support-and-social-security-with-area-codes/

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