Robocall numbers continue to rise for American consumers and there’s no sign of slowing down, the latest figures clearly show…
The number of robocalls isn’t decreasing by any means whatsoever. In fact, the problem is worsening, thanks to a variety of reasons.
Robocall Numbers Continue to Rise in the United States
Approximately 5 billion pre-recorded automated calls go out each month to US consumers. And they’ve cost Americans millions of dollars in scams.
The frequency of these calls increased from 2.9 billion to 4.1 billion from January to June of last year.
Just in the first three months of this year, 5.3 billion robocalls were placed in the United States. If the trend continues, it will break last year’s whopping record of 47.8 billion.
Currently, the average American receives 22 automated calls per month, including robocalls. (Some people report getting as many as 5 to 6 per day.)
The problem remains so pervasive because the majority of these type of calls — around 60 percent — do comply with the law.
Meanwhile, illegal calls continue to be a huge problem because the software is very easy to find and simple to use.
Even the threat of massive fines and substantial jail time does not deter bad actors.
In fact, the federal government has levied $208 million in fines since 2015 but has collected just under $7,000 to-date.