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This techie's app gives you a 'Doosra' mobile number to bowl spammers out

The app a dummy, virtual mobile number you can use instead of your original, to fend off spammers and telemarketers, thereby reducing the risks of getting defrauded as well

Aditya Vuchi, whose Doosra app filters spam and annoying tele-marketing calls
Aditya Vuchi, whose Doosra app filters spam and annoying tele-marketing calls

Here is a start-up that came into existence as a result of a few not-so-pleasant personal experiences that its young founder had.  Fifteen years ago, then 25-year-old Aditya Vuchi and his four other roommates in the US would always give their landline number to check-out agents at movie rental company Blockbuster, Safeway or Pizza Hut. This was because all their purchases were bundled into a single account and the reward points would accumulate faster. Secondly, it was a landline number and no one could never really bother them with calls or messages on their mobile ...