The fiscal year 2017 (ended September 30,2017) proved to be a busy year for potential scammers, robocalls, and telemarketers alike. Let’s take a moment and have a look at some pretty remarkable figures that come directly from the official FTC.gov “Do Not Call Website”.
As aggravating, and often times alarming, as these calls are it doesn’t look like they are slowing down. In fact, they are on the rise.
Last year, the numbers spike dramatically with a remarkable total of 7,157,370 total calls reported. This is a 33.9% increase in unwanted calls from the previous year. Similarly, there were more robocalls reported, with the total number of reported robocalls being 4,501,967 and the another 2,563,081 being reported as being from live callers.
The least at risk was Alaska with only 410 complaints per 100,000 population.
Our main focus is the research and verification of telephone numbers. There are conspicuous features in these states:: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New-Hampshire, New-Jersey, New-Mexico, New-York, North-Carolina, North-Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode-Island, South-Carolina, South-Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West-Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming