February saw the return of robocalls
Robocalling is back to pre-pandemic levels, data from spam-blocking service YouMail showed.
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Americans got 4.6 billion robocalls last month according to you-mail, a robocall blocking app. YouMail says the data shows robocalling is back to pre-pandemic levels.
Scam calls saw the biggest increase, up 26%. Those were followed by fake alerts and reminders, and payment reminders.
The leading illegal types of robocalls in February continued to be those involving car warranties and health-related scams. There were, respectively, 339 million and 202 million calls regarding those scams last month, YouMail reported.
Experts recommend installing a mobile app that is designed to fight spam to help block these types of calls.
The Federal Trade Commission keeps a comprehensive list of the types of tactics callers may employ, as well as the most common types of scams, to help you protect yourself.
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