Local News


Nevada a top state bothered by robocalls in 2019, report finds

Estimated over 500M robocalls in NV in 2019
Posted at 4:49 PM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 23:57:04-05

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:

  1. The monthly number of robocalls per person in each state according to YouMail. (Weighted at 40%.)
  2. The number of monthly robocall complaints per person made to the Federal Trade Commission in each state. (Weighted at 60%.)

RELATED: President Trump signs law targeting illegal robocalls

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.

RELATED: FCC votes to give wireless carriers the ability to automatically block robocalls

Nevada ranks as #2 state most bothered by robocalls in 2019. Image Source: Let's Talk

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.

RELATED: Robocalls on the rise in Las Vegas: How to stop them

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.