India figures at the top of a list of 20 countries that receive the highest number of spam calls, with a smartphone user getting over 22 spam calls on an average every month in the country. Truecaller revealed that the US and Brazil with an estimated 20.7 calls per user each month tied for the second spot in the list.
In India, Users receive spam calls constitute selling data plans and promotions, debt collection, bank, political, health, spam, telemarketing, financial service, scam, and insurance.
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“India’s spam call issue lies with operators and financial services. Many of these operators are seeking to provide special offers for free data or unlimited calls. Which doesn’t sound so bad – until you get bombarded by them.”
In the US, spam calls are dominated by harassment, pranks and scam calls while financial services and debt collectors are also a big category that is spamming users in the US. There are some other countries in the list like Bangladesh, Britain, Kenya, Chile, Egypt, and Italy.
Truecaller users received over 5.5 billion spam calls. Truecaller aggregated data anonymously from incoming calls that either had been marked as spam by users or automatically been flagged by Truecaller during the period January 1-May 31 this year.