This past summer, Hiya noticed a drastic jump in fraudulent and spam calls in a number of area codes in Kansas. Unfortunately, the increase in unwanted calls hasn’t slowed down and keeps rising as we get into the fall season.
Here are the following area codes and the top cities in each, that have been targeted by the flood of unwanted calls:
316 – Andover, Augusta, Derby, El Dorado, Haysville, Newton, Wichita
620 – Arkansas City, Chanute, Coffeyville, Dodge City, Emporia, Fort Scott, Garden City, Great Bend, Hutchinson, Independence, Iola, Liberal, McPherson, Parsons, Pittsburg, Pratt, Wellington, Winfield
785 – Abilene, Hays, Junction City, Lawrence, Manhattan, Ottawa, Salina, Topeka
Each area code has seen as much as a 600% growth in fraudulent calls and spam calls, but area code 620 experienced the biggest jump in spam calls with a growth of 967%.
Below are the top three scams that have been affecting these residents: