During Coronavirus we must take silver linings where we can.  A new study shows during the pandemic, spam phone calls – a non-medical epidemic – have declined 58% nationally and Ohio ranks No. 36 seeing the largest decrease of any state. recently released a study, Coronavirus Causing Decline in Spam Calls, after analyzing one million consumer complaints to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic on March 8.

Since that time, Ohio ranks No. 36 seeing a 53% decrease.

Nationally, the number of complaints has steadily decreased every week.  March 8 saw a 15% decline, March 22 a 23% decline, and the most recent figures week of April 5 jumped to a 58% decline.

While the slowing of spam calls likely correlates with the economic shutdown, Americans who receive spam calls remain encouraged to file a complaint with the FTC to continue to combat this issue facing our country.