The Power of the Block

We have all heard it – and many of us thought we were safe from telemarketers once we switched from landlines to mobile phones. In the United States, and many countries all over the world, there is a special list called the National Do Not Call Registry (NDNC in India). Citizens can add their number to the list to technically reduce their number of telemarketing calls and sales pitches, however, as stated on the U.S. Do Not Call website:

“….and if you order now, I will throw in a second product for an additional $9.99!”

We have all heard it – and many of us thought we were safe from telemarketers once we switched from landlines to mobile phones. In the United States, and many countries all over the world, there is a special list called the National Do Not Call Registry (NDNC in India). Citizens can add their number to the list to technically reduce their number of telemarketing calls and sales pitches, however, as stated on the U.S. Do Not Call website:

The do not call provisions do not cover calls from political organizations, charities, telephone surveyors, or companies with which a consumer has an existing business relationship.

Furthermore, non-profit companies can also be exempt from the rules if they are calling about informative messages, surveys or political calls, promoting political campaigns, B2B calls, solicitation for charitable contributions, consumers of their business, etc.

While the Do Not Call registry is helpful to end the battle against spam calls, in the end, it is up to the people to identify what is considered an unwanted call. Many companies can still slip through the cracks of the Do Not Call Registry.

That is where the Truecaller app comes into the lives of over 75 million people.

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Truecaller is available on all major mobile platforms to help people identify nameless numbers, and also block unwanted personal or telemarketing numbers. One of our main features, and beloved by millions, is the automatic protection against hundreds of locally known telemarketing numbers. Not only will Truecaller users be protected against local and national telemarketers, but they will also be able to see how many other Truecaller users have reported those numbers, and warn other Truecaller users about potential scammers – in real time!

Please note: Due to platform restrictions, some devices are not able to use Truecaller block or live Caller ID. More information can be found on our support page.