South Africa Ranked 4th Most-spammed Country In The World, Says Truecaller

South Africa has been positioned as the fourth most-spammed nation on the planet, with normal spam call per client every month achieving 21 brings in 2018, up from 15 brings in 2017, speaking to a 40% expansion, as indicated by another report from Truecaller.

The report finds that half (49%) of all best spam brings in South Africa were trick related, for example, ‘technical support misrepresentation’, where somebody puts on a show to call from your bank or an organization saying that your record has been seized and require your assistance to take control of it; ‘one ring trick’, an obscure number (normally a global number) gives you a missed call and when you get back to them you get charged a weighty expense for calling to that number; ‘work offer trick’, where somebody professes to be a talent scout considering you to offer you a vocation however you have to pay an expense so as to get the job.

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South Africa Ranked 4th Most-spammed Country In The World, Says Truecaller

Also, telemarketing was found to be a big problem in South Africa, which accounts to 38% of all top spam calls in the country, with such type of calls usually coming from various companies, insurance agencies and financial services trying to offer something, says the report.

Meanwhile, Brazil overtook India as the most spammed country in the world, with the average Truecaller user receiving 37.5 spam calls per month, making it an 81% increase of spam calls in a year.

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This year, Truecaller users helped to report and identify 132.1 million unique spam numbers, which resulted in 17.7 billion calls blocked and identified.

[via: Truecaller]