If it seems to you like you’ve been getting more robocalls than ever before, you’re apparently not alone.
According to the FCC, consumers received more than 18-billion robocalls last year, which is a 75% increase from the year prior. And people are certainly getting annoyed, with the FCC receiving over 200,000 complaints about robocalls, which make up about 60% of all complaints received.
And things could be even worse, depending on where you live. A recent Youmail report reveals that Atlanta is the state that gets the most robocalls, with 183-million coming last month alone. Other states inundated with calls include Dallas (97 mil), Miami (93 mil) and New York (88 mil).
- And these robocalls are more than just annoying, A study found that about 25-million Americans were scammed by robocalls last year, translating to about $9-billion.
Source: CBS News