Truecaller: Caller ID & Dialer

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What it does: Truecaller identifies unknown numbers and blocks spam calls.
Offenses:
  • Privacy concern

You should always be careful when you install apps that can read your contacts, and Truecaller is probably the best example of a bad app. As soon as you install it True Caller uploads your entire contact list somewhere, this is how they are able to identify numbers. If that wasn’t enough, ironically, people are reporting that they are getting more spam calls after installing Truecaller, which leads us to believe that it sells your data. If you have installed this app and want to try to remove your number from their lists I suggest you visit this page

Alternatives: No safe alternatives known to the writer

3 thoughts on “Truecaller: Caller ID & Dialer”

  1. Thanks for this. I have been getting so many junk calls on my iPhone which used to have truecaller. Even though my number is listed at the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) the spam calls are frequent. My other mobile number never receives these spam calls even though i have had the number for longer. Now I know why. The only difference is that my older number has never been associated with Truecaller. I had to redownload it to my iPhone to deactivate the account but thanks to your links I have now asked my number to be unlisted. Will be interesting to see if the spam calls decrease. Snake oil indeed.

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