Robocall Complaints, 2013-2017 [CHART]

Chart: Robocall Complaints - 2013-2017

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released their biennial report to Congress on the Do-Not-Call Registry. The latest installment of the databook featured more information about complaints than previous years, including a breakdown of how many calls were made by a live caller and how many were robocalls.

The report shows that in 2017 the FTC received 7.1 million complaints, which is 1.8 million more complaints than it received the previous year and twice as many complaints as it received in 2015. Out of the 2017 complaints, 2.5 million were about human spammers, while 4.5 million were about robocalls. The FTC is now averaging more than 375,000 complaints about robocalls per month. Read the rest at Gizmodo.