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If you're getting hounded by calls about a car warranty, you're not alone: Robocalls are spiking for the first time since before the pandemic

If you're getting hounded by calls about a car warranty, you're not alone: Robocalls are spiking for the first time since before the pandemic


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Robocalling is back to pre-pandemic levels, according to data from spam blocking service YouMail.




Americans received about 4.6 billion robocalls in February, the highest volume since February 2020.




The two main types of robocalls during February were about car warranties and health-related scams.




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If it feels like you're getting more robocalls then usual lately, you're not imagining it: robocalls are back to pre-pandemic levels. That's according to new data from YouMail, a robocall blocking app that compiles robocall data in the US. YouMail found that Americans received roughly 4.6 billion robocalls in the month of February, a 15% increase from the month prior and the highest monthly volume since February 2020. The two main types of robocall scams during the month of February were about car warranties and health-related scams. There were 339 million and 202 million calls regarding those scams, respectively, last month, according to YouMail. The spike in robocalls is likely related to economies beginning to reopen worldwide. As YouMail CEO Alex Quilici told CNN Business last spring, call centers were operating with reduced capacity or closed completely, leading to a decrease in calls. Now, as the world continues to open back up, robocalls are having a resurgence as well.
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