Robocalls are winning the war against humans
Our robocall overlords have officially declared victory, to the tune of 5.7 billion robocalls in the U.S. in October. This is 7% above their prior blowout record of 5.2 billion calls in March, according to a report by YouMail, a robocall blocking app.
This being America, over 209 million people received October’s most common call, which begins with, “You or someone in your family needs health insurance.” Probably true! You can listen to that winning robocall here, as well as the No. 2 most received robocall, received 79 million times, also for health insurance, here.
One could thoughtfully contemplate that the most prevalent scams probably reflect what Americans most need: healthcare and student loan help, which together account for roughly three out of every five scams.
The take-home message: Don’t pick up.