Truecaller announced today that its community has reported over 2.3 million spam calls in Kenya, with a total of 60 000 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 Kenya as spammers become more proficient at harassing and taking advantage of smartphone users in Kenya.
“Thousands of smartphone users are the victims of spammers in Kenya 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 Kenyans with easy, hassle-free calls.”
More than 4 million Kenyans 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.