People seem to be actually answering their phones less and less these days, also using them to make fewer calls when texting and social network messaging works just fine and is even quicker in many cases. Arguably helping that trend along is the fact that we don’t always know who it is on the other end of the phone when we get a call, thanks to the veritable explosion in robocalls and a myriad of scam-type phone calls.
Transaction Network Services has estimated that one-third of all calls placed in the first half of 2018 were robocalls. Also, the FTC says it gets about 400,000 complaints about robocalls every single day.
Carriers are starting to add in features that include automatic blocking of suspected robocalls and the popular iOS and Android app Burner has an exclusive partnership with Nomorobo to do that same thing for its users. Along those lines, the folks at Burner have also rounded up what they say were the top five most common robocall scams of 2018, a list included here below to hopefully give people something they can keep an eye out for in 2019.