- Americans received 4.7 billion robocalls in November, according to YouMail
- Florida saw 373.9 million robocalls in November, an 10% increase
- November’s volume was the highest level of robocalls recorded since March of 2021
- US consumers have received 46 billion robocalls in 2022 so far
Americans received just over 4.7 billion robocalls in November, with the Sunshine State experiencing an 10% increase in monthly calls, according to a new report from YouMail.
The latest figures by YouMail, a free robocall blocking app and call protection service for mobile phones, show a 3.8% increase from October, and a 7.3% increase on a daily basis. November averaged 158.2 million calls/day and 831 calls/second, compared to October which averaged 147.5 million calls/day and 1,707 calls/second.
YouMail added that US consumers have received 46.1 billion robocalls so far in 2022, and the country continues on pace to hit 50.3 billion robocalls for the full year — just short of 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.”
Together, there were roughly 2.4 billion unwanted scam and telemarketing calls last month, an increase of 150 million from October. YouMail highlighted that notifications and reminders each increased roughly 5% for the month, which appeared to be a mix of political “get out of the vote” reminder robocalls and an increase in reminders to people behind on credit cards or other payments.
One bright spot was that scam and spam robocalls together now make up under 47% of all robocall volume, continuing the recent downward trend.
Additionally, there were a few changes to the cities, area codes, and states getting the most robocalls. The only major change was that Atlanta’s 678 overlay area code swapped places with Dallas’s 214 code as the third most robocalled area code.
Texas, California, and Florida led all states with the most robocalls in November. Florida, alone, saw 373.9 million calls. Texas took the top spot with 563.2 million calls, and California took the silver medal with 416.1 calls.
Last month’s most unwanted robocall campaign was the same tax scam campaign from October, which involved a solicitation for potential medical compensation related to Camp Lejeune.