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Truecaller identifies 29.7 bn spam calls, 8.5 bn spam SMS in India in 2019

The company, in a previous report, had said India had ranked fifth in 2019 in terms of number of spam calls received by users per month, and eighth position in terms of spam SMS

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
Caller identification app Truecaller on Wednesday said it identified 29.7 billion spam calls and 8.5 billion spam SMS for its users in India last year.
The Swedish company has also rolled out a new spam activity indicator for Android phone users that will give detailed statistics on the spammer.
"Truecaller has become indispensable in the lives of 240 million (monthly) global active users... In 2019 alone, we identified 29.7 billion spam calls and 8.5 billion spam SMS for our users in India," Truecaller said in a statement.
Truecaller has over 170 million monthly active users in India.
The company, in a previous report, had

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First Published: Aug 19 2020 | 4:14 PM IST

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