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Robocall Epidemic Breaks Annual Record with 30.5 Billion Calls in 2017

Jan 11, 2018 Business Insider

January 11, 2018

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — American consumers and businesses were blitzed by some 30.5 billion robocalls in 2017, breaking the prior national annual record of 29.3 billion robocalls set in 2016. U.S. phones received an estimated 2.78 billion robocalls in December alone, equaling a 1.3% increase month-on-month over November and a stunning 19.2% year-on-year increase over December 2016.

That heightened pace in December 2017 equals some 89.6 million robocalls placed daily in the U.S. during the month. On average, this yearly pace equals 967 calls placed every second, adding up to well over 100 robocalls for every adult in the U.S. during 2017…