The robocall blocking firm, YouMail, said that Americans received a whopping 50.5 billion robocalls in 2021. This figure was down from 2019 but up from 2020. 42% of the calls were scam calls.
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After receiving a voicemail from a suspicious source claiming to be the IRS, Reddit user YesItWasDataMined developed an ingenious way to get his own back: flooding their line with robocalls.
Four people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in scam calls, in which victims are led to believe they're paying 'Microsoft' to fix issues that the scammers have created on their PCs.
As a move towards helping its customers stay secure, Vodafone UK will now automatically block fraudulent calls right from the source, so the potential victim won't have to deal with it anymore.