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Nigeria’s Spam Calls Soar to 120,000 Daily

NCC Plans New International Termination Rate For Calls

The number of spam calls  in Nigeria has reached a total of 120, 000 detected everyday.

Search technology company, Truecaller in a recent report said that it is becoming an increasing cause for concern in Nigeria as spammers become more adept at harassing and taking advantage of smartphone users in Nigeria.

According to the Vice Presi­dent of Growth and Partnerships for Truecaller, Husain Misherghi, thousands of smartphone users are the victims of spammers in Ni­geria every day.

“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.”

The report said that about four million Nigerians use Truecaller amongst the global Truecaller com­munity of over 200 million saying that 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.

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