The YouMail Robocall Index™ estimates monthly robocall volume in the US, as well as in various regions, and highlights the worst offenders. The index works by extrapolating the data collected from the many tens of millions of calls made each month to YouMail users.

Measure the Problem



2.3 billion robocalls were placed nationwide in December 2016,
equaling roughly 7.2 calls per person affected.


Robocall Impact

Total Robocalls 2.3 Billion
Population Affected 324 Million
Avg. Calls Per Person 7.2

Affected Area

Top 20 Robocallers Nationwide in December 2016 (by volume)



Updated 1/1/2017


Robocaller Est. National Calls Place of Origin Suspected Type of Call
800-955-6600 23,775,000 Toll Free Credit Card Debt Collection
800-388-2200 13,710,500 Toll Free Bank Debt Collection
877-647-8552 12,882,000 Toll Free Bank Debt Collection
888-222-4227 11,457,500 Toll Free Retail Debt Collection
800-318-2596 11,295,500 Toll Free Federal Health Insurance Provider
866-953-7906 10,758,500 Toll Free Credit Card Scam
877-317-5659 8,737,000 Toll Free Medical Debt Collection
844-349-8919 8,603,500 Toll Free Retail Debt Collection
888-272-5543 8,474,500 Toll Free Student Loan Collection
877-561-2272 8,474,000 Toll Free Retail Debt Collection
800-947-5096 8,411,500 Toll Free Phone Company Debt Collection
800-266-2278 7,803,500 Toll Free Cable Company Debt Collection
800-892-2253 7,563,500 Toll Free Cable Company Sales Call
866-408-4070 7,252,500 Toll Free Bank Debt Collection
469-914-7211 6,462,000 Dallas, TX Retail Debt Collection
704-496-5354 6,302,500 Charlotte, NC Credit Card Scam
847-426-9203 6,108,500 Chicago, IL Bank Debt Collection
844-213-7850 6,048,000 Toll Free Bank Debt Collection
888-393-7162 5,901,000 Toll Free Online Retail Debt Collection
800-875-5164 5,890,000 Toll Free Debt Collection

Top 20 Affected Area Codes Nationwide in December 2016
(by volume)



Updated 1/1/2017


Area Code City State Est. Calls Received % Change MOM
404 Atlanta GA 46,548,000 -7
832 Houston TX 42,046,000 -2
214 Dallas TX 37,087,000 9
678 Atlanta GA 32,511,500 -3
954 Miami FL 25,838,500 0
347 New York NY 25,803,000 1
773 Chicago IL 25,608,000 -1
917 New York NY 25,046,500 -4
817 Dallas TX 22,618,000 1
901 Memphis TN 22,616,500 -3
704 Charlotte NC 21,915,000 -5
281 Houston TX 21,879,000 -1
205 Birmingham AL 21,555,500 -2
713 Houston TX 21,087,500 0
310 Los Angeles CA 20,622,500 -5
770 Atlanta GA 20,236,000 2
305 Miami FL 19,678,500 6
803 Columbia SC 19,677,500 -1
407 Orlando FL 19,620,000 -1
210 San Antonio TX 18,480,000 4

Consumer Solutions



Smart Blocking

YouMail's 100% free iPhone and Android apps convince robocallers your phone is out of service, so they stop calling.

In the News

YouMail provides the YouMail Robocall Index, which estimates and tracks the size of the robocall problem in the US. And YouMail's solution is well known too:

Every Telecom Service Can Now Stop Robocalls



The same API YouMail users to reliably identify and block robocalls is now available to protect everyone. It's just one simple API call to determine whether a caller is a problem.


Single String to YouMail's server
                        
Telco Sends a Number Calling in:
curl 'https://dataapi.youmail.com/api/v2/phone/9991002000?format=json'
Virtually instantaneous response to telco company letting them know if the caller has been identified as a robo/spam, allowing the telco to block the call before the recipient is bothered.
                        
YouMail Responds Instantly with Spam/Robo Flag:
{"statusCode":10000,"recordFound":true,"phoneNumber:"9991002000","spamRisk":{"level":1,"reasonLabel":"SPAM_OTHER","reasonCode":5999,"reasonMessage":"This caller has been determined to be a spammer."},"timestamp":"2016-10-05T00:55:50.526Z"}

A simple API call allows anyone to determine if a number is definitely spam, likely spam, or not spam. The results are drawn directly from our intelligent algorithms that combine call patterns and crowdsourced spam data.

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