Robocalls Decreasing, But Spam Texts Going Up!


Phone call from unknown number late at night. Scam, fraud or phishing with smartphone concept. Prank caller, scammer or stranger. Man answering to incoming call.

Photo: Getty Images

Tired of getting calls about your car's extended warranty? We've got some good news - and some bad news.

The good news - those annoying 'robocalls' are starting to go away. According to reports, robocalls in the U.S. were down 29% in August compared to June.

The bad news? Spam text messages went up by 8% over the same time period, and are up by more than 50% over last year.

Overall, more than 2 billion robocalls and 7 billion spam texts are sent each month in the U.S.

How many robocalls do you get in a typical day? Should phone providers be doing more to stop them?

Carolyn McArdle talked about it on the air! Listen below...


Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content