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‘Always deactivate your old profiles on Truecaller platform on dropping a SIM’
Considering rising cases of receiving calls from a new SIM card meant for former owner of the number, Truecaller App official has advised Nigerians to always deactivate their old profiles on the platform to avoid such crisis.
Recall the case of dual identity on a SIM card which trailed a businessman from Delta State, Anthony Okolie, who was arrested and detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) for a period of 10 weeks for using a SIM card that was formerly used by one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari, Miss Hannan Buhari.
However, a spokesperson of Truecaller App explained that when new users registered on Truecaller, they had the power to control and protect how their personal information was displayed for others in the community.
The official added further that if there is any reason a user does not want their details to be on Truecaller, they can un-list themselves.
According to the App official, “If a Truecaller user abuses their profile by spamming other members of our community; our users can tag and report the number. If enough users tag and report a number, it will be marked as a spammer.”
“Turecaller had made efforts to cross-reference profiles with other sources of information, and once enough reliable information about a profile had been obtained, it would flag an alternative name for a number.