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US phones received over 4.7 bn robocalls in November

Americans received just over 4.7 billion robocalls in November, marking a 3.8% increase from October’s volume, and a 7.3% increase on a daily basis. Specifically, November averaged 158.2 million calls/day and 1,831 calls/second, compared to October which averaged 147.5 million calls/day and 1,707 calls/second.

So far in the first 11 months of this year, US consumers have received some 46.1 billion robocalls, and the country continues on pace to hit 50.3 billion robocalls for the full year, just under last year’s 50.5 billion total robocalls.

“Robocalls continue to slowly increase, despite stepped up enforcement and the roll out of Stir/Shaken,” said YouMail CEO Alex Quilici. “It just shows the importance of those mitigation efforts, since without them the robocall problem would likely be much worse. It also suggests that consumers continue to need to protect themselves with robocall blocking apps like YouMail, since the problem is just not going to magically go away.”

These latest figures are provided by YouMail, a totally free robocall blocking app and call protection service for mobile phones. These figures are determined by extrapolating from the robocall traffic attempting to get through to YouMail’s millions of active users.

CT Bureau

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