Why Spam Calls Are At An All-Time High

  • に公開 2019/11/15
  • Robocalls are at an all-time high. On average, Americans received more than 2,000 robocalls every second in October, up 25% from the previous month. With 49 billion robocalls so far this year, all four major U.S. phone carriers now offer some form of blocking or screening service, such as T-Mobile's well known "Scam Likely" label. Congress and state officials passed new robocall regulations in recent months and have seen an uptick in successful cases against the scammers. Meanwhile, hundreds of tech start-ups are developing new ways to tackle the problem.
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    Why Spam Calls Are At An All-Time High

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  • vincent brignoni
    vincent brignoni 4 時間 前

    2 weeks ago I've gotten 3 calls per day almost everyday for a week straight.

  • hayfizzle
    hayfizzle 4 時間 前

    my grandparents get called by these scammers ALL the time saying that he’s their grandson and needs money cuz he’s in trouble. makes me

  • monkeynumber nine
    monkeynumber nine 6 時間 前

    I can just block them, no charge, from my phone.
    My carrier is boost.

  • M. Hall
    M. Hall 8 時間 前

    Spam sales are down?

  • brenda poole
    brenda poole 13 時間 前

    They hate me. I curse them out daily and then hang up.

  • MαʂƚҽɾAɳƚ
    MαʂƚҽɾAɳƚ 17 時間 前

    Hey Dawaan

  • Daphne Rodriguez
    Daphne Rodriguez 19 時間 前

    SPAM CALL 🖕.

  • Paola Chavez
    Paola Chavez 21 時間 前

    Just got scam number while watching this video.... whyyyyy

  • She She
    She She 日 前

    Just get a free call blocker....please do not BUY call block, because they are the very ones using these different numbers. I was one of the ones who bought it and for sure I didn't get no calls and as soon as I drop paying bam all the calls start coming. I use a free one it block out unwanted calls. The apps I use is Should I answer.

  • InventorZahran 327

    Are we not gonna talk about scam TEXTS?! I've recieved one twice in a row that directed me to "log into my Wells Fargo account because a suspicious transaction was detected. I have never opened any account with WF, and the link in the message went to an insecure website (no https!) that was clearly designed to be a counterfeit of the real one. Visually, it looked identical, but the URL was dubiously long and didn't contain the .bank domain (which can only be used by official banks).

  • InventorZahran 327

    I manually block every unknown number that attempts to call me. In less than a year, I've amassed a laundry list of scammy numbers, many of which appear to have been spoofed to resemble my own (a common trick).

  • OhItsThat
    OhItsThat 日 前

    If you fell for the Jamaican lottery. You my friend.....shouldn’t have a phone.

  • Mama Bear SWAG
    Mama Bear SWAG 日 前

    But it’s not fair that we have to pay for this feature. Also Do Not Call List DOES NOT WORK! I STILL get calls.

  • Kandice Klein
    Kandice Klein 2 日 前

    Don’t answer the phone is the simplest thing and get the call block from your provider and you’re done !!! they don’t call me anymore ever I might get one a day instead of 50 a day now ....it works!

  • Shiva G
    Shiva G 2 日 前

    How can I whitelist a few numbers with the US carriers like Verizon, Sprint, AT&T & T-Mobile? So those numbers can't be flagged as a "Spam likely"! Can anyone share the instructions, how doing it, please?!

  • sevtecsev
    sevtecsev 2 日 前


  • B N
    B N 2 日 前

    They call you and you answer and follow through. Shows how stupid the population is.
    Why would you receive a call and give out your ssn or any detail about you is beyond idiotic. So yeah, if I was a scammer I’ll continue calling.

  • Clayton Barfield
    Clayton Barfield 2 日 前

    I read them John 3:16 and message them back Christian tracts....a friend from church sings Amazing Grace to them.

  • bl
    bl 2 日 前

    simple, if not a contact don't pick up, if it's important they will leave a voice mail,

  • Julie Enslow
    Julie Enslow 2 日 前 +1

    Thank you. I used to love it when I got a call about my credit cards, car warranty or student loan debts. I have no credit cards, my car is very old so no warranty and I never had a student loan. This video tells me I should not even tell them to take me off their list - as it is almost certainly an illegal robocall - by talking to them (and telling them nothing they can hurt me with - I thought - except I just proved it was an active number) just gets my number sold to other robocallers. So just refuse the call then block the number.

  • mick mccrory
    mick mccrory 2 日 前

    Just keep saying "Yes" every time they ask a question. After a few minutes, they will figure out you are f**king with them.

    • Nikitina
      Nikitina 22 時間 前 +1

      That's actually a really bad idea. Some scammers will record your voice and be able to recreate your voice artificially based on those recordings. My mom almost got scammed this way.

  • Ross’Endgoal-ToWorkatDisney

    I keep getting a Chinese voice scam and I have no idea what it's saying. I keep blocking the number and they have like 427 other numbers to call from and they do.

  • Sammy Storm
    Sammy Storm 2 日 前

    Still there charging $299 a month? come on why can't they do it for less or for free

  • Nora Qudus
    Nora Qudus 2 日 前

    yes charge us for our own protection that is itself a rip off

  • Ibri Obeyah
    Ibri Obeyah 2 日 前

    If it's not my wife calling then I ignore it.

  • Marty McFLY 1985
    Marty McFLY 1985 2 日 前 +1

    People been FORCED into having Landline if they want broadband even though 90% of people who have landlines DON'T WANT THEM as everyone has mobile phones these days totally making need for a landline phone pointless
    Only calls I ever get on landline are scam calls permanently
    Landline are a Victorian piece of technology that's been replaced 30 years ago when mobile phones came cheaper in the 1990s
    Broadband yes in 2019 landline telephone NO in 2019
    When cars was invented were people told you must keep your Horse and Cart as well NO
    So why is this happening with landline telephones
    Broadband is the car
    Landline telephone is the Horse and Cart

  • Michael Tatham
    Michael Tatham 2 日 前

    DNC list enforced my ass! I’ve complained thousands of times and still get the calls!

  • Nerdbrain
    Nerdbrain 3 日 前

    only boomers answer their phone lol

  • Michael Klos
    Michael Klos 3 日 前

    Scams, the phone companies are involved...
    Time to hold the phone companies accountable...

  • haley
    haley 3 日 前

    because our phone companies sell our info to these scam companies and then make apps that "block the robo calls" so we buy the app and they make tripple the money off us.

    • haley
      haley 3 日 前

      oh damn lmao i wasn't expecting them to agree with me

  • Mekk Mekk
    Mekk Mekk 3 日 前

    I had text and calls I had to switch my damn carrier!!!!!!!

  • D C
    D C 3 日 前


  • bret hart
    bret hart 3 日 前

    The moment my phone rings and it says spam I sweep the hang up button

  • Sal
    Sal 3 日 前

    Having a business it makes it really hard to answer my phone its ridiculous!

  • Mcbubblenuggets
    Mcbubblenuggets 3 日 前

    Got a scam call that I got a free furnace

  • Brandy M
    Brandy M 3 日 前

    I'm calling about your extended warranty....my extended warranty has been almost running out for 12 months

  • Brandy M
    Brandy M 3 日 前

    They keep clogging up my voicemail! They need to STOP!

  • Jeremy Holovacs
    Jeremy Holovacs 3 日 前

    Why are these just fines? Can't we give these a-holes the death penalty?

  • steven herrold
    steven herrold 3 日 前

    i wonder how these people sleep at night knowing they stealing some elderly person life savings

    • steven herrold
      steven herrold 3 日 前

      another scam that is not mentioned hear they send you a post card in the mail it says that they are going to give you a $1000 gift card from walmart or target but you have to pay a $495 processing fee i have gotten so many of those cards if i responded and if was true i would have more then $30.000 by now wall mart says they NOT involved in that SO ITS A SCAM

  • Wesley Markham
    Wesley Markham 3 日 前

    I got 7 today so far

  • Chelsea Abigail
    Chelsea Abigail 3 日 前

    I got a phone call that said
    “China main land” so I didn’t pick up. they left me a voicemail (didn’t understand anything) this is happening daily now..

  • Brian K
    Brian K 3 日 前

    With our crappy educational system, it's a wonder it's not more Americans getting scammed.

  • luckycordel
    luckycordel 4 日 前

    What can they do when the calls come from other countries? India! I get 6 to 10 calls a day. Never on the weekends though. I just hit the F.U. button. Sorry for all the legit calls not getting answered, Blame the scammers!

  • Patricia Chicco
    Patricia Chicco 4 日 前

    Calling about the virus you got on your computer. That’s funny because Im not even home. Lol omg the irs is after me, that’s funny because I don’t work lol

  • Ray G
    Ray G 4 日 前

    on 'yt' type phrases like 'tech support scam' , or 'google play card scam', or 'irs scam' to see how some of these work, and what to expect when these liars start calling

  • Deej L
    Deej L 4 日 前 +1

    Now theres a joke that Boomer’s can get behind that actually has stats!

  • Norman Perez
    Norman Perez 4 日 前

    The U.S. Government should put a stop to this!, costing us tax payers billions!

  • Bryant P
    Bryant P 4 日 前

    I keep getting the call “your social security number has been compromised”

  • Mihika Bangarbale
    Mihika Bangarbale 4 日 前 +1

    when i was little someone spoofed my house number and called my house

  • euphoria
    euphoria 4 日 前

    seriously why I use fake phone numbers online.

  • James M. Horak
    James M. Horak 4 日 前

    They always come in during normal business hours. Rarely do I get these calls at night or on weekends or holidays.

  • James M. Horak
    James M. Horak 4 日 前

    This is the Chinese consulate in the USA calling you about an unopened document. From a Houston Texas number. Houston TX area code.

  • Kevin VanEmmerik
    Kevin VanEmmerik 4 日 前 +1

    I actually got spoofed by my own phone number. I was so confused haha

  • Miami
    Miami 4 日 前

    Cancel your "provider" and get a burner for phone calls.

  • Fide Nemini
    Fide Nemini 4 日 前

    they are all inspired by the mysterious Nigerian prince. we must hunt this guy down to stop this

  • Carlos Spears
    Carlos Spears 4 日 前

    Apple used my label "Scam Likely"
    when I had to block all these incoming combination numbers, still using my iPhone 5.
    I put that as a custom label when nothing more at the time could take place.
    Don't know if that's since Apple can use real time data to analyze. But I did custom label those numbers to block.

    • Carlos Spears
      Carlos Spears 2 日 前

      @kaitlyn zuniga I forgot to mention T mobile

    • kaitlyn zuniga
      kaitlyn zuniga 2 日 前 +1

      it wasn't apple that put that into place it was t-mobile

  • lunch boy
    lunch boy 5 日 前 +2

    these are the only people that call me nowadays

  • MetalCreations1
    MetalCreations1 5 日 前

    I spend about $85 a year printing business cards to get calls for work, so I have to answer most phone calls or I will lose business if I don’t!
    I am a sole proprietorship...Robo calls literally keep me from getting my work done and they keep me from getting in contact with legitimate customers. So,
    I add every scam call that I can verify as a scammer to the same contact in my phone, every time a new scammer calls I update the same contact with the new number...the name on that contact is Scam so once you’ve blocked that one contact overtime you will eventually see all the scam calls end up in your blocked list automatically, it’s the only solution I’ve come up with personally.

  • Ophelia Rolle
    Ophelia Rolle 5 日 前

    Sometimes its not all about selling the individual something, but used as a new form of fear based harassment with a series of untraceable numbers. Voip callers can use make a numbers based from any state.

  • Frank Smith
    Frank Smith 5 日 前 +1

    If the call gives me the option to speak to a live rep, I usually play along for a while to waste their time then ask, "What are you wearing?" in a creepy voice.