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Debunking Popular Myths About Truecaller: Discover the Facts

Kishan Nagaraj Haritsa

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Kishan Nagaraj Haritsa

Hello TrueTalks community!

Let's break down a few Truecaller-related myths together!


1. Truecaller provides loans through the app
We do not provide any loan services. In the past, Truecaller collaborated with several money lending organizations, enabling users to access loans directly through the Truecaller app. However, this service was discontinued some time ago. Currently, we do not offer any loan services through our platform. If you happen to hear about Truecaller offering loans, it might be a good idea to verify. You could kindly inquire on the community forum for confirmation. However, at the moment, Truecaller isn't involved in providing loans.


2. Spam calls increased after installing Truecaller

It's a common misconception that installing Truecaller leads to an increase in spam calls. However, the reality is quite the opposite. Truecaller is designed to help users combat spam calls by identifying and blocking them. Here's how Truecaller actually works to reduce spam calls and improve the calling experience for users:

  • Caller Identification: Truecaller uses a vast database of numbers reported as spam by its users to identify potential spam calls. When a call comes in, Truecaller checks the number against its database and displays a warning if it's flagged as spam.
  • Community Reporting: Truecaller relies on its community of users to report spam calls. When a user receives a spam call, they can easily report it to Truecaller, contributing to the database and helping other users avoid similar calls in the future.
  • Call Blocking: Truecaller allows users to block unwanted calls with just a tap. Once a number is identified as spam, users can block it to prevent future calls from that number.
  • Spam Detection Algorithms: Truecaller continuously improves its spam detection algorithms to stay ahead of spammers' tactics. This ongoing development helps ensure that Truecaller remains effective in identifying and blocking spam calls


3. Truecaller is “only for identifying unknown callers: 

Forget the myth that Truecaller is just about spotting unknown callers! Truecaller is packed with thrilling features beyond your imagination! Here are a few exciting features:

  • Smart Messaging: Truecaller's smart messaging feature automatically identifies and categorizes messages, helping users prioritize important ones.
  • Call Recording: Users can record phone calls for future reference or to capture important information using Truecaller's call recording feature.
  • Message ID for SMS: Just like Caller ID for calls, Truecaller now offers Message ID for SMS. Message IDs inform users about the sender of the text and whether it's from a verified or spam source.
  • Call Reason: Truecaller's call reason feature lets users set a reason for their call before dialing, giving recipients context before answering.
  • Call Assistant: Tired of picking up calls from strangers? Relax! Let your assistant handle them for you! 
  • Premium & Gold Subscriptions: Accessing Premium or Gold subscriptions on Truecaller opens up a world of exciting features for users, ensuring their experience on the platform is smooth. 
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