Americans received a record-breaking 5.7 billion robocalls in October, according to robocall-blocking app developer YouMail. That figure represents a 25 percent jump from September, not to mention a 7 percent increase over the previous all-time high of 5.2 billion robocalls in March 2019, and this is more than the total received during all of of 2018.
October's record robocall volume reminds us there's a long way to go before the robocall problem is solved,' said YouMail CEO Alex Quilici. 'It's hard to imagine, but we are still on pace to wind up with nearly 60 billion calls to U.S. consumers this year.'
Topping the list were scam-oriented calls, which made up 47 percent of all robocalls. There were five types of scams with upwards of 100 million calls each, with health-related scams being the angle worked most often. Below, a list of the top five scam calls made last month.