LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada was the second-most state bombarded by robocalls in the country last year, according to a newly-released report.
To come up with the findings, Let's Talk says it gave each state a weighted score based on two data points:
- The monthly number of robocalls per person in each state according to YouMail. (Weighted at 40%.)
- The number of monthly robocall complaints per person made to the Federal Trade Commission in each state. (Weighted at 60%.)
The states were then ordered and ranked according to the score.
The data show Maryland was the top state bothered by calls, followed by Nevada and then Colorado.
It's estimated Nevada residents received more than 563 million robocalls in 2019, the company says. Nevadans also made more than 50,000 complaints to the Federal Trade Commission about robocalls throughout the year.
States with that suffered the least robocalls were Alaska, North Dakota, and Indiana.
Nationally, at least 58 billion robocalls were estimated to have been placed in 2019, up 22.36% from 2018.
The cellphone deal recommendation company says scams account for the largest percentage of robocalls (45.7%), followed by alerts and reminders (22.7%), payment reminders (20.3%), and telemarketing calls (11.3%).
The percentage of telemarketing robocalls has hovered around 11-13% over the past three years.