Truecaller, the popular caller identification app, has launched an advanced SMS Fraud Protection feature that utilizes the power of Artificial Intelligence to combat SMS scams. According to the company, the latest update sends out intelligent alerts to keep users protected from various types of fraudulent activities that are perpetrated via SMS.
Truecaller has revealed that more than 100 million users have received fraudulent SMS messages over the last three months. The scams, which can take various forms, include bank frauds, fake job offers, charity scams, fraudulent bills, KYC-related scams, and lottery scams among others.
Truecaller’s SMS Fraud Protection
Truecaller has taken a bold step towards fighting SMS fraud by introducing a free feature called Fraud Protection. Available to all Truecaller users, the new feature displays a distinctive red alert when a user receives a fraudulent SMS. In a bid to assist individuals who may fall prey to fraudulent businesses, this tool could help protect Android users.
Fraud Protection is now available to all Android users, providing a smart and sophisticated means of detecting fraudulent senders and messages. With an adaptive system that learns over time, it can even detect new kinds of fraud without user input. This tool offers a valuable layer of protection for those who may not be able to identify fraudulent activity on their own.
How Does It Work?
The company has confirmed that every time a user receives a fraudulent message, a prominently displayed red notification will appear on the screen, clearly warning the user not to take any action.
This alert comes with a clear warning to the user to avoid any actions that could potentially put them at risk. What’s more, the notification remains visible on the user’s screen until it is manually dismissed, ensuring that the user is well-informed and protected from scammers.
If a user inadvertently opens a fraudulent SMS, the company’s AI tool will automatically disable all associated links. This safeguard ensures that users remain safe from any malicious content that may be contained within the message.
Availability of the Feature
Truecaller has announced that its SMS Fraud Protection service is now available to all Android users.
In addition to keeping safe from SMS frauds Truecallers also provides a feature to block those annoying unwanted spam calls. Here is how to do it:
Block Spam Call In Truecaller
Step 1: First, download Truecaller from Google Play Store if you haven’t and give it all the necessary permissions.
Step 2: Whenever you receive dubious calls like credit card, loan, or KYC completion calls, open the Truecaller app and tap on that particular number.
Step 3: Now from the options provided tap on Block.
Step 4: Confirm your action by tapping on BLOCK again.
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Truecaller’s AI Tool Protects You from SMS Frauds
Unlike ordinary spam, fraudulent SMS messages are often designed to deceive and exploit victims, leading to financial losses within a matter of seconds. With new types of fraud constantly emerging, it is becoming increasingly challenging for people to stay on top of the latest scams. Truecaller’s Fraud Protection offers a much-needed layer of protection against these malicious activities, ensuring that users are kept informed and guarded against potential scams.