320 million scam calls and messages detected by Truecaller

Ever received suspicious calls or texts, shared OTPs, or clicked links that led to fraud? Scammers are exploiting new technologies to target unsuspecting mobile phone and internet users, but Truecaller aims to make your communications safer by detecting fraud calls and messages. We are also committed to educating you about common as well as latest scams so you can notice the warning signs in time and protect yourself.

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Common signs of a scam

Recognizing the signs of a scam is crucial for protecting yourself from falling victim to fraudulent schemes. Here are some signs of common scams that should raise red flags:

Unsolicited contact

Be wary of unsolicited emails, phone calls, text messages, or social media messages from unknown individuals or organizations, especially if they ask for personal or financial information.

Too good to be true offers

Scammers often use enticing offers promising unrealistic returns, prizes, or benefits. If an offer seems too good to be true, it likely is.

Requests for money or personal information

Be cautious of requests for money or personal information, especially if the requester insists on immediate payment or threatens negative consequences for not complying.

Poor grammar and spelling

Many scam communications contain spelling or grammatical errors. Legitimate organizations typically have professional communication standards.

Unusual payment methods

Be cautious if you're asked to pay using unconventional methods like gift cards, wire transfers, or cryptocurrency. These methods are often difficult to trace and offer little to no recourse for recovering funds.

Unsolicited remote access

Tech support scams may involve unsolicited offers to fix computer problems by remotely accessing your device. Legitimate tech support providers won't contact you out of the blue.

Impersonatio­n of trusted entities

Scammers may impersonate trusted entities such as banks, government agencies, or well-known companies. Always verify the identity of the sender before sharing any sensitive information.

Pressure tactics

They might try to make you feel scared or worried, rushing you into deciding without thinking. Scammers often say you have to act right away, like paying a fee or sending money immediately. These are the most common pressure tactics.

No contact info

If you can't find a way to reach them or they dodge your questions, it could be a red flag.

Names similar to well-known organization­s used

Scammers tend to use recognizable names of organizations like banks, and government services, by just tweaking the names that usually can pass off as the real name if people don’t pay attention!

How to protect yourself from different scams?

Ensure that you report these scams to government bodies that help in fighting these scams and protecting the consumers.

Ensure you educate the people around you by posting the incidents in your family groups and on social media!

If you are a Truecaller user, report these phone numbers so that the rest of the Truecaller community is also protected from these scammers.

What to do if you have been a victim of a scam?

Report to the local authority about the scam.

If there is a banking activity involved, contact your bank immediately to stop the transactions.

Download the Truecaller app if not downloaded already, and stay protected from these frauds with the help of our Caller ID, Message ID, and spam blocking features.

From Truecaller Blog

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