Americans Were Hit With 58.5 Billion Robocalls
My wife and I were recently discussing how many robocalls we both receive on a daily basis. My wife gets at least five per day and I get one or two. It's enough to drive anyone crazy.
According to USA Today, Americans were hit with 58.5 billion robocalls last year, an increase of 22 % from the 47.8 billion received in 2018.
We've now had well over 100 billion robocalls in the past two years. It's no wonder that an anti robocall bill passed Congress overwhelmingly and was signed by the president on Dec. 31, 2019.
President Donald Trump signed into law the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act, which gives the FCC more time to take action against robocallers and fine them for up to $10,000 per call.
I remember the other day receiving a robocall from the United States. Obviously I didn't answer my phone because of it being a robocall.
We expect to see more robocallers stopped due to better and more timely enforcement, as well as improved technological solutions to block their calls and track them down.