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Floridians receive the most cell phone spam

St. Petersburg, Florida -- If you think you get way too much spam on your cell phone... you're probably right. 

Newly-released data from Adaptive Mobile shows that for the first time, researchers have visually-tracked mobile spam patterns nationwide, and Floridians receive the most in the nation; one in two of us are getting unsolicited messages on our phones. 

Florida, along with California, account for 40 percent of all the spam sent across the U.S. 

According to Adaptive Mobile Security Consultant Cathal McDaid, there are really aggressive local spammers. Often, the texts you get are not sent through a cell phone, but rather a Voice Over Internet Provider for a wide range of scams, like for junk cars or targeting banking customers. 

If you receive an unsolicited text, don't click on any numbers or links and report it to your cell carrier.

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