Top 10 Most Spammed Countries in the World: Nations affected most by spam calls in 2023

Nowadays, more and more people around the world are getting access to smartphones. This is making life much easier and we can say that phones are the best gift of modern-day technology. However, it is also true that every coin has two faces. A large number of people with phones has given rise to a new problem i.e. Spamming. This problem is not associated with one or two countries. In fact, it is a global problem with almost every country being affected by the same. In today’s article, we are sharing the list of the top 10 most spammed countries in the world 2023.

Spam calls and messages not only waste your time but also make you lose your hard-earned money. The best way to deal with spammers is by making the general public aware of them. We have also shared the categories of spam calls that people receive in various countries.

Top 10 countries Affected by Spam Calls in 2023

As per a report shared by Truecaller, there is a sharp increase in the number of spam calls and messages due to the increased significance of telemarketing and online sales. Let’s take a look at the world’s top 10 most spammed countries.

Here is the list of top 10 countries who are highly affected by spam calls in 2023:

1 . Brazil

For many years in a row, Brazil continues to be the most spammed country in the world. It will be an understatement to say that Brazil has a problem with spam. In fact, the country has a class of its own. The rate at which spam calls are generated from this country is staggering. As per the report, an average Brazilian user receives 32.9 spam calls every month. According to Truecaller’s report, the categories of spam calls generated from Brazil are as follows.

  • Sales – 39%
  • Financial Services – 44.1%
  • Scam – 16.9%
  1. Peru

Peru is another South American Country that makes it to our list of the World’s Most Spammed countries in 2023. An average Peruvian citizen receives around 18 spam calls every month. You will be surprised to know that Peru was out of the list of 10 most spammed countries in the world. However, it is back again right at the second position. It seems like Peruvian people need to use the spam-blocking feature of their phones more actively.

  • Sales – 46%
  • Financial Services – 37.3%
  • Scam – 10.8%
  • Nuisance – 5.4%
  1. Ukraine

You must have heard that Ukraine has a problem with Cryptocurrency related scams. This eastern European country is in 3rd place on our list of most spammed countries in the world in 2023. Spam Robocalls are also prevalent in the country. Most spam calls generated from Ukraine are related to  financial services.

  • Financial Services – 58.1%
  • Scam – 22.8%
  • Sales – 11%
  • Robocalls – 7.5%
  1. India

You will be surprised to know that only one spammer made 202 million spam calls last year in India. This counts to 6.64 lakh calls per day. Due to this, the country has reached 4th place in the list of top spammed countries in the world. The good thing is that the percentage of scam calls in overall spam calls originating from India is quite less. In fact, only 1.4% of calls out of all spam calls were related to the scams last year. Most of the calls are related to sales. However, you should be aware of the KYC scam quite prevalent in the country.

  • Sales – 93.5%
  • Financial Services – 3.1%
  • Nuisance – 2%
  • Scam – 1.4%
  1. Mexico

The fifth country on our list is Mexico. As per an estimation, an average Mexican receive 15.5 spam calls every month. The most dangerous of all these spam calls are Virtual Kidnapping calls. In these calls, a scammer calls someone to inform that his/ her family member is kidnapped by the cartel and will be released after transferring money. According to Truecaller, this type of scams accounts for more than 4% of total spam calls. Apart from this, spam calls related to Financial Services are also very common

  •  Financial Services – 74.6%
  • Sales – 20.6%
  • Scam – 4.8%

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  1. Indonesia

Recently, Indonesian users are also receiving a large number of spam calls. People in this country are receiving 14 spam calls per user per month. Most of the calls around 80% are from the spam from financial services. On the other hand, 19% of calls are related to sales.  Although scam calls are only 1% these calls are very dangerous because scammers in Indonesia usually have precise information about the target.

  • Financial Services – 80%
  • Sales – 19%
  • Scam – 1%
  1. Chile

Chile is constantly moving up in the rankings of World’s most spammed countries. It is true that chile has “do not disturb” service in place since 2010. But, the problem is that you have to request for the same after an unwanted communication has occurred. Most of the spam calls in chile are related to sales and telemarketing.

  • Sales – 70%
  • Financial Services – 22.6%
  • Scam – 7.4%
  1. Vietnam

Recently, the Ministry of Information and Communications in Vietnam reported that the country has seen the double-digit growth of the digital economy. However, the problem of spam and scams seem to be growing with the digital economy. The most dangerous thing is that more than 26% of the total spam calls in the country are related to scams.

  • Sales – 10.9%

  • Scam – 26.1%

  • Nuisance – 0.9%

  • Financial Services – 62.1%

  1. South Africa

South Africa is also a country on our list of most spammed across the world in 2023. The country receives 13.2 spam calls per user per month. According to many reports, insurance companies are one of the main reasons behind a large number of spam calls in the country.

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  • Sales – 43.3%
  • Financial Services – 50.7%
  • Scam – 6%
  1. Russia

Russian has seen a sharp increase in the number of report spam calls in the previous few years. A large number of spam calls are from financial services such as banks, card companies, loan providers, etc. The categories of spam calls in Russia are as follows.

  • Sales – 29.4%
  • Scam – 8.8%
  • Nuisance – 0.4%
  • Financial Services – 61.4%

In addition to the calls, Spam messages are also a big problem. African countries like Cameroon, Somalia, Tanzania, Congo, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, etc. tops the list of countries with most spam massages.

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