SA one of the top five spam-plagued countries

JOHANNESBURG-  Truecaller a company software that identifies incoming mobile calls, has revealed women receive more unwanted calls than men – and they actually report them.

The report findings were released on International Women’s Day on March 8.

The information revealed that South African women are receiving 6% more spam calls than men and also reporting 4% more spam calls.

South Africa was also identified as one of the top five spam-plagued countries in the world.

These spam calls majority of them, come from telemarketing which is the highest at 39%, then financial institutions at 24% and insurance-related calls account for 13%.

The company said that women who use their app usually keep record of these and add them to the spam list to make sure their harassers are on the spam list by reporting 19% more of unwanted calls than men.

Truecaller did say the reasoning for this trend can be for various things but this trend is happening across the world for women.

They report stated that women who use their app where more likely to try and help other people avoid the harasser by reporting the number to Truecaller.

Truecaller findings did say that in some countries men receive more spam calls then women but that women were more likely to report it and take action against the spam callers.

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