Truecaller Users Have Reported 2 Million Spam Calls In Nigeria

TruecallerTruecaller Users Have Reported 2 Million Spam Calls in Nigeria

The user community-based application detects 120 000 spam and unwanted
calls every day in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria: December 3, 2015:

Truecaller has announced that its community has reported 2 million spam
calls in Nigeria, with a total of 120 000 spam and unwanted calls detected
every day across the country. Truecaller’s data highlights an issue that
is becoming an increasing cause for concern in Nigeria as spammers become
more adept at harassing and taking advantage of smartphone users in
Nigeria.

“Thousands of smartphone users are the victims of spammers in Nigeria
every day,” said Husain Misherghi, VP of Growth and Partnerships for
Truecaller. “You can protect yourself with Truecaller by reporting spam
and unwanted numbers, and blocking them forever. That information is
listed in our database and we report it to Truecaller’s community of
users, providing a safe and secure communication experience for all
Nigerians with easy, hassle-free calls.”
Close to 4 million Nigerians use Truecaller from among the global
Truecaller community of over 200 million. The innovative app enables users
to block unwanted and spam calls they have reported to Truecaller, or
receive assistance from the app’s database where spam numbers are listed
and marked in red.

To further protect smartphone users from spam, Truecaller has taken its
cutting-edge technology to the next level with Truemessenger, an SMS
replacement app that tells users who sent an SMS even if they are not in
your contacts. Truemessenger does for SMS what Truecaller has done for
mobile phone calls – identifies incoming SMS, filters and blocks spam SMS,
to keep our users’ inboxes safe and clean.

Truecaller can be downloaded for free on popular platforms including
Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Tizen and Nokia feature phones.
Truedialer is available for free on Android and Windows Phone, and
Truemessenger is available for free on Android.

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Truecaller media kit can be found on their website:
http://www.truecaller.com/press

About Truecaller:
Truecaller is a leading search technology company that is transforming the
phonebook with a set of intelligent and useful services. Headquartered in
Stockholm, Sweden, Truecaller was founded in 2009 by Alan Mamedi and Nami
Zarringhalam, and is available on all Internet-enabled devices and on the
web. Investors include Sequoia Capital, Atomico and Kleiner Perkins
Caufield Byers. For more information, visit www.truecaller.com

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