TruCaller has blocked 60,000 annoying calls directed to Kenyans everyday.
Over 2.3 million spam calls in the country have been recorded by its users community with most of them being spam and unwanted.
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 Truecaller Growth and Partnerships, Vice President, Husain Misherghi.
More than 4 million Kenyans use Truecaller from among the global Truecaller community of over 200 million.
The App has introduced Truemessenger, an SMS replacement app that tells users who sent an SMS even if they are not in your contacts.
“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,” said Misherghi.
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.