Data Spotlight: Top Robocall Scam Complaints from 2021
For the second year in a row, auto warranty renewal calls were the top robocall complaint filed with the FCC by consumers in 2021. While the total number of complaints about auto warranty scams rose from close to 7,600 in 2020 to more than 12,000 in 2021, the complaints were on the decline in the final months of the year.
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Teaming Up to End Unwanted Robocalls and Texts
The FCC takes a multi-pronged approach in the campaign to end to illegal robocalls and spoofing scams. We know that our work is making a difference, but we have more to do, and you as a consumer play an important role. When you get an unwanted call or text, please file an informal complaint with the FCC. Doing so helps inform our policy decisions as well as our investigations. Working together, we will stop robocall and text scams.
Alejandro Roark, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Chief
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