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Robocalls hit record levels with nearly 2 million calls placed to Ohioans in November

Posted: 1:32 PM, Dec 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-02 14:06:18-05
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CLEVELAND — If you feel like you’re getting more robocalls than ever, you’re not alone. In November, Ohioans received nearly 2 million robocalls, ranking No. 6 among all the states, according to data from YouMail.com.

Among the type of robocalls people typically received, scams came in at 46.59 percent with alerts and reminders coming in next as 21.82 percent followed by payment reminders and telemarketing calls.

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In Ohio, 6.6 million robocalls were placed per day in November. On average, a person received 15 robocalls throughout the month.

The top 10 robocallers in Ohio were:

1. 844-206-9035—Spectrum, Payment Reminder
2. 800-955-6600—Capital One, Bank/Credit Card Payment Reminder
3. 800-892-4357—Home Security Scam,Telemarketing
4. 301-761-6128—Baltimore, MD Level 3 Communications NIH NIAID, Unknown Robocaller
5. 800-892-2253—Spectrum, TV Provider Spam
6. 800-942-3767—Substitute Teacher Alert, Substitute Teacher Alert
7. 330-622-4734—Akron, OH MCI Metro ATS, Debt Collector/Medical Debt Collector
8. 855-885-5834—Synchrony Bank Bank/Credit Card Payment Reminder
9. 866-890-3387—First Premier Bank Bank/Credit Card Payment Reminder
10. 800-318-2596—Health Insurance Spam Health Insurance Spam

Since December 2018, November broke the record as the highest number of robocalls placed nationwide.

In August, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost joined other states calling on the Federal Communications Commission to put in practices that would protect consumers.

The coalition of attorneys said telecom providers should do the following to prevent and reduce robocalls:

  • Offer free, automatic call-blocking services to all customers.
  • Monitor network traffic to identify patterns consistent with robocalls
  • Implement STIR/SHAKEN caller ID technology, which would ensure that phone calls originate from secure, verified number and not spoofed sources.

If you're getting harassed by robocalls, you can search the number in YouMail's database here.