Truecaller has released findings from its Truecaller Insights report, a look into the top 20 countries affected by spam calls in 2018. Nuisance and unsolicited calls are on the rise around the globe, with Truecaller Insights report revealing that within large markets such as South Africa, Brazil, and India, the average Truecaller user receives more than 22 spam calls each month.
South Africans are not far behind and are some of the most spammed in the world, the insights study has revealed that the 5.3 million Truecaller app users receive a total of 21 spam calls monthly. This puts South Africa as the fourth most-spammed country, a staggering 71.4% increase in spam compared to findings from last year.
In comparison to last year’s data, fewer African markets are now sitting in the Top 20 list, South Africa is the only country that has topped the list again with an increase in overall spam related calls.
Digging deeper into the bigger markets, Truecaller found common categories that tie all these spam calls together. The most prominent pattern seen was that operators across the world are the biggest spammers. Another pattern noted was that telemarketing calls from financial services, debt collectors and insurance related matters are spamming our users globally.