Extended Warranty Scam Robocalls Hit 107 Million Calls in February
Total volume of robocalls up 1.7% in February despite short month according to YouMail Robocall Index
Americans received just over 4.8 billion robocalls in February, a 1.7% increase from January. The month of February averaged over 166 million robocalls per day, or 1,925 robocalls per second, up almost 9% from January.
These latest monthly figures come from YouMail, a totally free robocall blocking app for mobile phones.
"While February's total for robocalls is only slightly above January, it's concerning that the daily rate of robocalls increased so much, despite all the continuing efforts to address the problem," said YouMail CEO Alex Quilici.
The states notching the biggest increases in robocalls were Rhode Island and Vermont, both up 8%, and Colorado up 7%, with New Hampshire and South Carolina up 6%
February Increase Was Primarily Due to Increased Telemarketing
February saw spam calls decrease by 4% (in line with a shorter month) while telemarketing calls (which may be legal or illegal) grew 37%, but from a fairly small base.
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