Indian Users Received Over 202 Million Spam Calls From A Single Phone Number: Report | Latest India News
More than 202 million spam calls were made between January and October this year from a single phone number, according to a new report. Truecaller, a global platform to verify contacts and block unwanted communications, said in its annual report Global spam report a single phone number disturbed over 664,000 people every day and 27,000 people every hour with unwanted calls.
“Truecaller actively maintains a list of the top spammers in each region in order to block them automatically, but this spammer is so far ahead of the rest that it will be difficult to catch up,” the report said, wondering how telecommunications Indian operators even allowed this kind of call volume.
The company noted that the vast majority of all spam calls in the country were for sales and telemarketing. Report suggests that the KYC (Know Your Customer) scam remained one of the most common scams where fraudsters pretend to work for a bank or digital payment service and request KYC documents from users as mandated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
Citing several user reports at Truecaller, the company said the crooks continue to operate in typical ways by targeting unsuspecting victims under the guise of one-time passwords (OTPs), online sales, lotteries and online. having them download a remote access application that captures sensitive information. , resulting in huge loss of money from banks, cards and digital mobile wallets.
According to the report, each user received an average of around 17 spam calls per month, while the volumes of spam received by Truecaller users exceeded 3.8 billion calls in the month of October alone.
With Truecaller users receiving 32.9 spam calls per month, Brazil remained the most spammy country in the world, followed by Peru.
“At a time when the ongoing pandemic continues to impact people as well as countries and now enters a new round of bottlenecks, this year’s report showed that not only has the pandemic affected the behavior of communication, but also the patterns of spam, sales and scams around the world, ”said Alan Mamedi, CEO of Truecaller, in a statement.