RoboKiller, the app that gets revenge on robocalls with Answer Bots, shared data from its Robocall Data Tracker indicating the total number of unwanted telemarketing calls placed to Americans crossed the 5 billion call mark for the first time in July, the company said.
According to RoboKiller, the already bloated problem began to spike in May with a reported 3.7 billion calls and has continued to explode through the summer. Americans now see an average of 19 spam calls per month, many of which are scams targeting the most vulnerable populations.
The Robocall Data Tracker further showed that Texas was the hardest hit region with six of the top ten most impacted area codes located in the Lonestar state. Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York were also heavily impacted in July.
RoboKiller collects data for its tracker through its award-winning mobile apps for iOS and Android. As the app identifies and blocks hundreds of thousands of phone numbers to protect its users from ringing spam calls, it silently answers those calls with Answer Bots. These bots stole back more than 53,000 hours of telemarketers time in July.