published on February 18, 2016 - 11:49 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

According to a new report, Americans were plagued by an estimated 2.3 billion robocalls in the month of January, marking a 54.7 percent month-over-month increase and breaking a new monthly record for the nation’s robocall volume.

Fresno was among the top 50 most robocalled cities in the country, coming in 33rd.

According to the report, Fresnans received more than 6 million robocalls in January, a 54 percent increase from December 2015.

The record-setting national mark of 2.3 billion robocalls — equaling 858 robocalls placed every second — comes from the latest National Robocall Index report released Thursday by YouMail, a provider of voice communications services for consumers and small businesses.

The Robocall Index is a free monthly report that tracks robocall volumes across the U.S. The data is based on calls blocked and/or reported as spam by millions of YouMail subscribers nationwide.

Atlanta was by far the most robocalled city in the U.S. for the second straight month, with an estimated 99.6 million calls received in January. That total included 20 million more robocalls than second-ranked Dallas, which received 79.6 million calls last month.

Rounding out the “Top 5 Most Robocalled Cities in America” were Chicago (77.9 million), Houston (74.6 million) and New York City (66.3 million).

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