Robocalls, You Say? There Were 986 of Them Made Every Second in August

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2.64 billion: That’s the estimated number of robocalls that were made last month, jumping almost ten percent from July.

That’s 986 robocalls placed every second somewhere in the country.

According to California-based robocall blocking software company YouMail, Texas received the highest number of robocalls — 298.3 million, and robocallers from California made 206.7 million calls, the highest last month.

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) that regulates interstate and international communication has been cracking down on unwanted robocalls and texts. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act blocks companies from robodialing cell phones without consent, however barring the exception of certain student loan debt collectors who represent the Department of Education.

And in its ongoing attempt to stop the “robocall scourge”, the FCC has turned to tech and telecom giants like AT&T, Google, Apple, Verizon and Comcast, urging the companies to make blocking software more effective. 

Last modified: September 13, 2016

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