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Truecaller Spots 40 Million Spam Phone-Numbers During Current Year


Truecaller in its annual report published in December 2017 presents an insight of the increase in spam phone-calls over the past 12 months around the globe.


The company spotted more than 40m distinct spam numbers across the world in 2017, as per yearly statistics in the spam-blocking application's report. The Truecaller application that lets people to view the person's name making a call while discards junk SMSes and phone-calls supports 250m genuine end-users across the world, with more than 50m of those end-users residing inside Africa.


Truecaller reports that end-users in totality made more than 10bn calls utilizing the spam-blocking application ever since 2017 started which was fivefold of the calls made in 2016. This year, Truecaller has launched its latest service called SMS messaging. The service, starting from April, is an additional layer of safeguard against familiar spammers who inundate people's phones with undesirable harassments, frauds and advertisements.


The SMS application is unique in that it filters spam SMS inside one exclusive folder that enables the end-user towards fast seeing the number of junk SMSes Truecaller spotted. From the time of launch, Truecaller has assisted end-users to spot as well as block more than 3bn spam SMSes. Gadget.co.za posted this on the Web dated December 28, 2017.


The company labels calls for providing additional contexts to the place that a phone call may have originated from. This year, call originations that were the maximum all over the globe included telcos, doctors, banks, taxis and real estate dealers. The labels most widely named during 2016 were hotels and restaurants.


The maximum spam callers identified were telcos, with a particular phone number belonging to one telco of Nigeria spotted as making 38m phone-calls during the current year. At home within India, a local telco distributed more than 53m spam SMSes while another one was identified making 31m phone-calls via a single number to clients in the same period.


All through 2017, Truecaller released its insights data studies that bring forth different statistical figures of junk phone-call trends, for e.g., banking, e-commerce competition, nations impacted with spam calls, to name a few.

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