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INFOGRAPHIC: 64 per cent of Brits have received spam texts

INFOGRAPHIC: 64 per cent of Brits have received spam texts
Zen Terrelonge

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Industry / Market Data / November 19th 2012 at 2:12PM

But just ten per cent report it to their operator.

Just last week, US-based pizza chain Papa John's was slapped with a $250m lawsuit for sending spam messages to more than 500,000 customers.

Now, secure mobile messaging firm Cloudmark reports that 64 per cent of Bris have been on the receiving end of spam texts over the past year, though just ten per cent have told their network about the issue.

The infographic details the trends and responses for spamming across various demographics, with 68 per cent of texters aged over 35 ignoring the message, compared to 39 per cent of 16-34 year olds who would text STOP.

Neil Cook, CTO, Cloudmark, said: "This survey has revealed a remarkable lack of awareness in the UK about the threat of mobile spam. It is a vicious circle that needs to be broken as the spammers that run these campaigns are making a living from duping UK mobile texters and selling data to fellow spammers."

Check out the infographic below.

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