Truecaller will give you Heart Attack someday | How safe is Truecaller?

Truecaller, an app that block spam calls and SMS and let you know the identity of an unknown caller. You might have installed this app without knowing its reality & knowing how it works?

You will be shocked to know that how this app is stealing our personal sensitive information and sharing with others. Truecaller have access to all those information that can make your account balance Zero (0), and this will surely be a heartbreaking moment for you.

Even the Defence Ministry of India has banned Truecaller due to privacy concerns.

Truecaller has access to:

The below information is taken from Google Play Store.

This app has access to:
Identity
  • find accounts on the device
  • add or remove accounts
  • read your own contact card
Contacts
  • find accounts on the device
  • read your contacts
  • modify your contacts
Location
  • approximate location (network-based)
  • precise location (GPS and network-based)
SMS
  • read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
  • receive text messages (MMS)
  • receive text messages (SMS)
  • send SMS messages
  • edit your text messages (SMS or MMS)
Phone
  • directly call phone numbers
  • directly call any phone numbers
  • modify phone state
  • reroute outgoing calls
  • read call log
  • read phone status and identity
  • write call log
  • add voicemail
Photos / Media / Files
  • read the contents of your USB storage
  • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
Storage
  • read the contents of your USB storage
  • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
Camera
  • take pictures and videos
Microphone
  • record audio
Wi-Fi connection information
  • view Wi-Fi connections
Device ID & call information
  • read phone status and identity
 

Other

  • use any media decoder for playback
  • bind to a notification listener service
  • MMS Wakeup
  • read voicemail
  • write voicemails
  • receive data from Internet
  • view network connections
  • create accounts and set passwords
  • change network connectivity
  • disable your screen lock
  • full network access
  • change your audio settings
  • read sync settings
  • run at startup
  • draw over other apps
  • use accounts on the device
  • control vibration
  • prevent the device from sleeping
  • modify system settings
  • toggle sync on and off
  • install shortcuts
  • read Google service configuration

This is just a short list of the information accessed by Truecaller. Let us have a look at Truecaller’s Privacy Policy.

When You install and use the Services, Truecaller will collect personal information from you. This information may include e.g.:

  1. geo-location
  2. Your IP address
  3. device ID or unique identifier
  4. device and hardware settings
  5. SIM card usage
  6. device manufacturer and type
  7. applications installed on your device
  8. ID for advertising; ad data, operating system; web browser;
  9. operator; IMSI
  10. connection information
  11. screen resolution
  12. usage statistics
  13. default communication applications
  14. access to device address book
  15. device log and event information
  16. logs, keywords, and metadata of incoming and outgoing calls and messages

Truecaller states “We transfer information to trusted vendors, service providers, and other partners who support our business and Services.”

Now, all this information are accessed by Truecaller. Do you know what Truecaller can do with all these information?

  • Truecaller has your full contact list, your call records and also message records.
  • It can read your messages, surely it can also read your bank OTPs and other websites passwords.
  • So, you are giving it full access to your sensitive data that can make a poor in no time.
  • It can disable your screen lock, giving access to any hacker or unknown person.
  • It also accesses your location.

Be aware before its too late! Don’t wait for the accident to happen, Deactivate your account and Uninstall Truecaller now!

Keep your family & friends safe by informing them about the reality of Truecaller.

Priyanka Sharma
Priyanka Sharma
A modern girl obsessed with the technology. Trying to make your daily experience towards tech awesome by providing tips, tricks & news.

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