Hello Epidemic: Robocalls In 561 Area Code Blast To Record Levels

Sep 21, 2018

No, it’s not your imagination. An epidemic of robocalls — automated calls dominated by scams and spam — is blazing into record territory in the 561 area code.

With more than a quarter of the year left, robocalls in Palm Beach County’s area code this year have already blown past totals for all of 2017, an analysis shows. That’s an estimated 185 million calls and counting this year, compared to about 183 million over 12 months in 2017, calculates YouMail, an Irvine, California-based developer of anti-robocall software.

That comes out to about 149 calls per person affected in the 561 area so far this year.

Read more at The Palm Beach Post