Phone scams have become prevalent in today’s society with losses amounting up to a total of RM38 million recorded between January to March this year. Scam callers are taking advantage of many Malaysians who are already going through tough times, applying more malicious tactics like impersonation of authority figures to lower their victims’ guards. This has caused many people to fall into financial traps and lose their hard earned savings in the blink of an eye.
According to Truecaller, the leading caller ID and spam blocking app, Malaysia records 9 million spam calls every month. Out of which over 2 million of these calls are scam-related. Truecaller helps identify all incoming calls from any part of the world and automatically blocks top spammers. To know if a call is safe to pick up, the app will display a blue contact card for verified contacts or green for verified businesses, while a red contact card means it is spam or a fraudulent caller. The app also has a unique community aspect, where the people using Truecaller report numbers in real-time to safeguard other Truecaller users.
To protect Malaysians from becoming victims of phone scams, Truecaller is stepping up its efforts to encourage the rakyat to use the app to make communications safer and more efficient. With this, Truecaller is giving away RM250 cash prizes to 55 lucky winners, with a total of RM13,750 up for grabs, through the launch of #MYTruecaller Giveaways. The contest started on 26 July and will run through 21 August 2021 on Suria FM radio station and its social channel.
“We read the news of many people who have lost their life savings to bad actors. With Truecaller, we strongly believe that the app can be the first line of defense, protecting more Malaysians from falling prey to scam calls,” said Hitesh Raj Bhagat, Global Head of Corporate Communications at Truecaller.
Find out more on the #MYTruecaller Giveaways by tuning in to Suria FM or visiting Suria’s Facebook and Instagram, to stand a chance to be a lucky winner. Download Truecaller today via the Google Play or Apple App Store. For more information on the application, visit www.truecaller.com.