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India Receives Maximum Spam Calls, Telecos Major Spammers


The Truecaller Insights 2017 report states that in India, a consumer of Truecaller gets a mean of 22.6 spam calls on a monthly basis that's the maximum in comparison with 20 other nations also suffering from spam calls. Spam calls within India the maximum number of times arise from financial services firms and telecom services providing operators. The operator originating spam calls chiefly get utilized to advertise exclusive offers, any number of calling packs, and free data, according to the report.


Between 1st January and 31st May, 2017, consumers of Truecaller globally got more than 5.5bn spam calls. Besides financial firms and telcos, there are 9 other categories of spammers which Truecaller classifies depending upon the vertical or industry of origin, including Debt Collection, Insurance, Scam, Telemarketing, Health, and Political.


Among the 5 most affected countries from spam calls, South Africa is one, as per the report named "Truecaller Insights Top 20 Countries Affected by Spam Calls in 2017." Itweb.co.za posted this online dated July 18, 2017.


According to Truecaller's report, the major issues which encouraged spammers were financial services, telemarketing, nuisance, political and debt collection. For recognizing which spam calls consumers got the maximum, Truecaller considered the hundred most notorious spammers within every particular region for May 2017.


Truecaller analysts anonymously aggregated the data utilized within their company's report from incoming phone-calls which consumers categorized as spam alternatively Truecaller automatically flagged them during January 1-May 31, 2017.


Taking cue from Truecaller's report, consumers of the service in India are constantly spammed with unsolicited calls. TRAI, of late, created an option for manual blockage of such spam calls, while moved to introduce an application that would manage them. It is hard for completely eradicating spam, as phone number databases in bulk can be bought online. It is still unclear what way the accused individual managed in gaining admission into the database.


Truecaller at present charges monetary penalty to operators which allow or don't stop uninvited spam calls; however, the regulator could as well consider other options such as annulling phone numbers, raising interconnection charges, improving complaint assessing arrangement and more.

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