Americans also receive 16 nuisance calls per month on average, according to Hiya, suppliers of robocall-blocking apps.
There is a battle to control an investor in Cell C whilst the telco is fighting debt and interruptions of service for popular apps.
Wangiri fraudsters have been launching new attacks around Europe.
A Vice report into US ‘phone farmers’ tried to glamorize the making of money through automated clicking on mobile adverts, but mostly made the fraudsters sound like losers.
Customers complained via social media about receiving 50 or 60 calls from slightly different originating numbers within African ranges.
The hackers known as ChucklingSquad have repeated their SIM swapping tricks with Jack Dorsey, founder and CEO of Twitter, becoming their latest victim.
A hardened 19 year old cybercriminal was only caught because the police searched his computer for sexual images.
North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein has persuaded the bulk of US telephony providers to adopt eight principles for stopping nuisance robocalls.
Internet personalities James Charles, Amanda Cerny and King Bach all blamed AT&T for losing control of their accounts.
The fraudsters provided cheap calls to Indian expats working in the Middle East. Their gang was led by Nazim Khan, a high school drop out who was also arrested for bypass fraud in 2017.