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Spammers target smartphone users in Nigeria


smartphone-collectionTRUECALLER has announced that its community has reported two million spam calls in Nigeria, with a total of 120 000 spam and unwanted calls detected every day across the country. Truecaller’s data highlights an issue that is becoming an increasing cause for concern in Nigeria as spammers become more adept at harassing and taking advantage of smartphone users in Nigeria.

Vice President of Growth and Partnerships for Truecaller, Husain Misherghi, said 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.”

Close to four million Nigerians use Truecaller from among the global Truecaller community of over 200 million. The 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.

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