Truecaller identifies callers based on your data.
The app contains valuable data of millions of users like you and us.
Truecaller may sell your data at any time.
New Delhi. If you use Truecaller, bad news for you. Truecaller is actually a caller ID and spam blocking service, whose most important function is to report caller ID. Means if a call comes to your number, then this app will tell you the name of the owner of that number, who is calling you. Now you must be wondering how Truecaller knows which number belongs to which number? In fact, behind it lies the valuable data of millions of users like you and us, and this is the biggest danger for us.
With this data, the app tells you the name of the caller. Let us know that the data available with the app may be dangerous for all of you. Today we are going to tell you how using Truecaller can be fatal for you? And should it be used?
The app makes communication public
Truecaller makes all your contacts public, so everyone can see your contacts. Now tell me what is the danger? So let’s make you feel the danger. Suppose your family members (especially female) numbers are also stored in your contact list, which is made public by Truecaller. What happens if this number falls into the wrong hands?
Access to all information
Truecaller openly violates your privacy because you allow it. If you’re thinking that it only accesses contacts, then you’re living in a big misconception, because actually you don’t know what kind of information Truecaller is accessing from your phone. Truecaller accesses your name, mobile number, contact, email address, IP address and other information.
May sell your data
What is Truecaller?
Before telling you how it is harmful for you, first know that Truecaller is a caller identification and spam blocking service. It is developed by the Swedish company True Software Sandinavia AB. It is available for Android, iOS, Blackberry, Symbian and Windows (Phone) operating systems.
Truecaller’s basic function is caller identification. When you get a call from an unknown number, Truecaller tells you who the number is. Also, if you mark a number as spam, the app blocks calls from that number.
First Published: January 30, 2023, 06:37 IST