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February saw the return of robocalls

Robocalling is back to pre-pandemic levels, data from spam-blocking service YouMail showed.
The leading illegal types of robocalls in February continued to be those involving car...
The leading illegal types of robocalls in February continued to be those involving car warranties and health-related scams.(WIBW)
Published: Mar. 8, 2021 at 6:24 AM EST
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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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