Nearly 136 Million Warranty Scam Robocalls Made in April 2020
A Total of 2.9 Billion Robocalls in April Marks 30% Monthly Decline, Says YouMail Robocall Index
Posted by Tony Russell
May 6, 2020
Americans received just under 2.9 billion robocalls in April, a 30% decline from March. The month of April averaged over 95 million calls per day, or roughly 1,104 calls per second, a whopping 44% decline from the 172 million robocalls per day in February. April robocalls were almost 50% lower than last October's monthly peak of 5.7 billion calls.
These latest monthly figures come from YouMail, a totally free robocall blocking app for mobile phones.
"April's massive decline in robocalls shows that COVID-19 is accomplishing what government, technology, and regulation couldn't," said YouMail CEO Alex Quilici. "However, as social distancing slows down and the economies rev back up, we should expect robocalls to once again increase."
April saw a big decrease in most types of spam calls. Only two types of illegal calls exceeded 100 million calls for the month: Medical Scams and Car Warranty Scams.
April Saw Big Decreases in Both Legal and Illegal Robocalls
April saw all categories of alerts decline significantly. The decline in Alerts and Reminders was likely due to less need for alerts and reminders about the lockdown than when they were first invoked in March. The declines in other categories likely continue to be due to the unavailability of depleted call centers to handle people who return calls or "press 1" when called.
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