Robocalls Decreased by 4% in February MoM

Robocalls can be a real nuisance because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up bombarding consumers with call that are advertising all kinds of products that they don’t want. What’s more, these calls are often being sent out by scammers in the hopes that their frequency will make customers more willing to accept out of frustration than might have been the case otherwise.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that the number of robocalls that consumers had do deal with declined by as much as 4% in February as compared to the month prior. Around 4.3 billion robocalls were recorded, significantly less than the nearly 4.5 million that was recorded in the month of January, according to YouMail Robocall Index.

In spite of the fact that this is the case, these numbers don’t tell the full story. February has three fewer days than January, so robocallers didn’t have quite as much time to get their numbers up. Furthermore, if we were to take a look at the data pertaining to robocalls stretching all the way back to August, a clearer picture starts to emerge.

Every month since August has seen between 4.2 million and 4.7 million robocalls on average. This shows that February was actually a pretty standard month with all things having been considered and taken into account.

Another thing to note here is that things start to look quite dire if you look at it on a per day basis. Back in January, around 145.5 million robocalls went to consumers each and every day. February saw this increase by as much as 6.3%, since robocallers contacted customers 154.6 million times per day.

Been that don’t seem to be going away anytime soon, and their numbers have been frustratingly stagnant and stable since at least the second half of 2022. Consumers will have to come up with creative ways to keep robocalls at bay, otherwise they may not get the chance to enjoy any peace with the incessant calls that are hawking fraudulent goods and trying to scam them.

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