New Delhi: Truecaller, a popular caller ID and spam blocking app, has been providing users with protection against fraudulent phone calls for over a decade. With the rise of SMS fraud, Truecaller has launched “Fraud Protection,” a system that uses user feedback and machine learning to combat fraudulent messages and senders. This is particularly useful for those who may not be able to identify fraud and may fall prey to scammers posing as legitimate businesses.
Fraud Protection is currently available to all Android users, and it intelligently recognizes fraudulent senders and messages. The system is designed to automatically discover new forms of fraud, even without user reports, and adapt accordingly. Unlike regular spam, frauds and scams are often malicious, leading to victims losing money within seconds.
Truecaller estimates that over 100 million users have received at least one fraudulent SMS in the past three months. These frauds can range from electricity bill payments, banks, job offers, KYC-related, loans, charity, lottery, and many others.
Fraud Protection is completely free and available to all Truecaller users in India. For every fraudulent message a user receives, Truecaller displays a red notification warning the user not to take any action. The notification will remain on the screen until it is manually dismissed. It’s important to note that Truecaller doesn’t upload any messages, and all processing takes place locally on the device thanks to the app’s advanced AI filters.
Even if the user misses the warning and opens the fraudulent SMS, Truecaller automatically disables all links. The SMS thread is only accessible if the user explicitly marks the sender as safe, adding another layer of protection against fraud.
What sets Fraud Protection apart is that Truecaller has been analyzing fraud for many years and has developed advanced artificial intelligence technology to predict them. The app’s community of 338 million users helps it stay ahead of the latest frauds since it receives daily feedback on SMS fraud from many thousands of users. Unlike other SMS applications, Truecaller partners with the government and businesses to ensure safe and efficient communication. Legitimate senders are verified on Truecaller by a verified badge and prominent green color. Businesses and government agencies also trust Truecaller by sending regular scam reports, allowing the app to further improve fraud detection.
By using Truecaller as your default messaging app, you can recognize legitimate businesses and protect yourself against the latest frauds. You can also help the Truecaller community by reporting fraudulent messages within the app and spreading awareness among your friends and family. Truecaller’s Fraud Protection is an effective tool in combating SMS fraud, and its commitment to user privacy and security is commendable.