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These U.S. cities are flooded by robocalls

Sick of getting calls from random numbers? You’re not alone. There have been greater than 4.3 billion robocalls in September 2023, new knowledge reveals.

YouMail, a blocking service that tracks the amount of robocalls, mentioned that quantity was a 15.9% drop in comparison with the month earlier than. However that’s hardly comfort for the residents of predominantly Southern cities nonetheless being pestered by the relentless cellphone calls.

Whereas large cities like Atlanta, Dallas, and Chicago get essentially the most robocalls general, smaller cities are getting extra robocalls per capita, YouMail reviews.

The 20 U.S. cities that had essentially the most robocalls per capita in September have been:

  1. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  2. Memphis, Tennessee
  3. Washington, D.C.
  4. Macon, Georgia
  5. San Antonio, Texas
  6. Little Rock, Arkansas
  7. Albany, Georgia
  8. Lafayette, Louisiana
  9. Columbia, South Carolina
  10. Charleston, South Carolina
  11. Austin, Texas
  12. Birmingham, Alabama
  13. Shreveport, Louisiana
  14. Savannah, Georgia
  15. Tyler, Texas
  16. Augusta, Georgia
  17. Raleigh, North Carolina
  18. Tampa, Florida
  19. Fayetteville, North Carolina
  20. Greenville, South Carolina

“September’s large drop is a pleasing shock, and largely it seems to be because of a big drop in calls from telemarketers,” mentioned YouMail CEO Alex Quilici in a press launch.

Nevertheless, there’s no assure the pattern continues. YouMail’s knowledge reveals robocalls additionally dropped in July earlier than spiking up once more in August.

Whereas some robocalls are regular and useful – like a reminder about your upcoming physician’s appointment, for instance – many are from undesirable telemarketers or scammers. The Federal Communications Fee (FCC) says it’s at all times working to crack down on these forms of unlawful calls.

The FCC advises you ignore calls from unknown numbers. In the event you do reply, the company says to hold up, don’t give away private info, and don’t reply any questions – particularly people who immediate you to say “sure.” You may as well add your quantity to the Do Not Name Record, which respectable telemarketers ought to respect.

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