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Truecaller Discloses Women are Harassed more than Men


Joining the global festival "International Women's Day", a report released by Truecallernamed 'Understanding the Impact of Harassment & Spam Calls on Women'. The report briefs the state of badgering calls women receives, what precautions should be taken to stop them, and how enormous the issue is, the badgering and spam that women face, encourage to "Call It Out"


According to the report of Truecaller, 1 from 3 (36%) Indian women are getting sexual and wrong calls or messages. Among those, 78% women declare to get badgering calls once a week at least with improper and sexual substance and 82% asserted to get unsought videos and images with improper and sexual substance once in a week at-least. On average, 11% of these SMSs and calls were done by stalker, 50% were from anonymous and 3% were send by known people.


How these calls and SMSs impact women are examined by Truecaller first time in India. The nation is Truecaller's biggest market with around 150 million customers as per the post on scroll.in 8th Mar. 2018.


"We understood that women on a normal report significantly more spam calls than men. Indeed, on average, 18% Indian women report more anonymous calls compared to men," Truecaller's co-founder as well as CEO, Alan Mamedi told Quartz.


Truecaller discovered that 90% of Indian women utilize Truecaller to bar spammer and harassers and 95% utilize Truecaller to spot identity and shame anonymous callers. As per Truecaller's internal information, it was discovered that in general, 18% of Indian women report more undesirable calls compared to men, which isn't unusual at all in view of all the badgering calls they get. From 13%, this has increased by 5% from the previous year. On account of some place, such as South Africa, 6% of women are receiving spam calls compared to men and detailing 4% more spam calls also.


Women in India typically respond to this harassment by baring those numbers or downloading call-blocking applications. Just 10% involve police in this type of cases, the review uncovered. This hesitance to report has increased the occurrence of stalking, spam calls and blank calls.

» SPAMfighter News - 13-03-2018

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