Did you know that some areas of the United States get more SMS spam than others? While on average 68% of Americans have received some type of SMS spam, it’s interesting to dive deeper into the numbers and see which specific area codes get more SMS spam than others.
According to our friends at CloudMark, the area code in the United States that received the most amount of SMS spam in 2013 is (954), which represents Fort Lauderdale, Florida. You can see the other area codes ranked below.
What’s interesting is that back in 2012, the area codes that received the most amount of SMS spam were completely different. Below is the top 5 area codes in 2012 that received the most amount of SMS spam.
- 347 – New York City, NY
- 310 – Beverly Hills; W. Hollywood; W. Los Angeles, CA
- 949 – Southern Orange County, CA
- 201 – Jersey City; Hackensack, NJ
- 407 – Metro Orlando, FL
What type of SMS spam are people receiving? Check out our blog post about the top 10 SMS scams of 2012 to find the answer.