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Warranty Scam Robocalls Down Slightly in June; Overall Robocalls Up 11%

YouMail Robocall Index tracks month over month scam robocall trends

Posted by Tony Russell

July 10, 2020

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Americans received around 147.2 million extended warranty scam robocalls in June 2020 according to the YouMail Robocall Index's report which was released on July 8, 2020. The number represents a slight downtick of just over 2 million warranty scam calls as compared to May 2020, which clocked in at 149.5 million extended warranty robocalls.

Although extended warranty scam calls were down 1.5%, robocalls in general went up 11% in June 2020, with a total of 3.3 billion robocalls, an average of about 111.2 million calls per day.

As expected, starting to reopen economies in the US and elsewhere is leading to more robocalls. We're not out of the robocall woods yet.

The all-time high for robocalls was October 2019, with a total of 5.7 billion calls overall.

"As expected, starting to reopen economies in the US and elsewhere is leading to more robocalls," said YouMail CEO Alex Quilici. "We're not out of the robocall woods yet."

These data are provided by YouMail, a free call protection app for mobile phones. YouMail blocks unwanted robocallers by making sure the user's phone doesn't ring, and then plays an out-of-service message that leads them to think they dialed an invalid number. YouMail identifies problematic numbers and robocalls using a combination of its recently patented audio fingerprinting technology, call patterns, and consumer feedback.

YouMail provides the YouMail Robocall Index to estimate robocall volume across the country and for specific area codes every month. This estimate is formed by extrapolating from the behavior of the billions of calls YouMail has handled for its users, and these statistics are regularly cited by the FCC as a definitive source for national data trends.

About YouMail, Inc.

The YouMail, Inc. provides security-first, cloud-based communication services for mobile phones. Our free app-based service uses sophisticated, patented technology to block robocalls and phishing messages, protecting users from spam, identify theft, stalkers, and corporate fraud. Our premium call management services provide virtual receptionist and virtual number services, and they are designed for people who use their mobile phone for business. These services help them unify virtual numbers with their cell number, handle high volumes of mobile calls, and provide personalized answering experiences for their callers. YouMail's communications platform handles over a billion calls per year for over 10 million users, and our users range from everyday consumers to sole proprietors to the CEOs of the largest companies in America. The YouMail Robocall Index™, since its launch in in September 2015, has emerged as the nation's definitive source on robocalling data for telecom carriers, smartphone and app companies, and public policymakers. YouMail, Inc. is privately funded and based in Irvine, California.

Read more at YouMail Robocall Index

Source: http://robocallindex.com

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