trucaller app - How is it getting my mobile number mapping with name?

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ramadesidime

Yesterday, I happened to search my mobile number on truecaller.com by logging using gmail account.

Strangely, my name mapped with my mobile number. I have never installed the app on my phone.

As per the tnc of the trucaller app, they stopped fetching the phone contacts data from the app users since 2012.

If that is the case, how my mobile number is appearing in their database?

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Note: There is option to delete the phone number from their data, which I did it.

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Probably, it got fetched from someelse’s phone who had saved your number.

As per the tnc of the trucaller app, they stopped fetching the phone contacts data from the app users since 2012.
and
Policy of Data Retention/Deletion
are just for show.

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how can i delete my phone number from truecaller?
i am not registered and installed with truecaller
please help how can we delete our number from truecaller

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nirmaltvd wrote:

how can i delete my phone number from truecaller?
i am not registered and installed with truecaller
please help how can we delete our number from truecaller

Go to trucaller.com , use ANY gmail or hotmail.

Left side menu, there is a privacy option and then delete your number.

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Edit your profile & change your name by any random name.

After doing this everyone will see the random name only.

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DimeDime wrote:

Probably, it got fetched from someelse’s phone who had saved your number.

As per the tnc of the trucaller app, they stopped fetching the phone contacts data from the app users since 2012.
and
Policy of Data Retention/Deletion
are just for show.

He said it right. It’s the users who have installed this app on your behalf and saved your no. It’s like Google maps you enter one location but how is google coming to know if there is any congestion in the road in which you are traveling that’s because there are many people driving their car who have turned on their GPS. Hope this clarifies.

#ApkaApnaJJ smile

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SandipxDip wrote:

Edit your profile & change your name by any random name.

After doing this everyone will see the random name only.

You mean to say,
1)Install trucaller in phone and register the number with some random name.
2)Keep the profile for ever (without deleting it)
3)The mobile number is tied to that random name.

But as some one mentioned here, how to avoid fetching the contacts from my mobile phone?

I tried to deny the access to my contacts. The app did not work.

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MrKool_JJ wrote:

He said it right. It’s the users who have installed this app on your behalf and saved your no. It’s like Google maps you enter one location but how is google coming to know if there is any congestion in the road in which you are traveling that’s because there are many people driving their car who have turned on their GPS. Hope this clarifies.

#ApkaApnaJJ smile

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It’s the users who have installed this app on your behalf and saved your no.
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Some one used my number while installing the app on HIS phone, am I right?

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ramadesidime wrote:

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It’s the users who have installed this app on your behalf and saved your no.
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Some one used my number while installing the app on HIS phone, am I right?

It’s actually the users who have signed up on TC and those people might have your contact in their contact list (when you open TC it does ask for all contacts,storage permissions which we generally give or else we won’t be able to open this app). So this is how it goes.

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MrKool_JJ wrote:

It’s actually the signed up on TC and those people might have your contact in their contact list (when you open TC it does ask for all contacts,storage permissions which we generally give or else we won’t be able to open this app). So this is how it goes.

got it, thanks.

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nirmaltvd wrote:

how can i delete my phone number from truecaller?
i am not registered and installed with truecaller
please help how can we delete our number from truecaller

https://www.truecaller.com/unl...ng

u can unlist ur number bt first close ur account from true caller app setting within 24 hour ur number will be removed

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ramadesidime wrote:

You mean to say,
1)Install trucaller in phone and register the number with some random name.
2)Keep the profile for ever (without deleting it)
3)The mobile number is tied to that random name.

But as some one mentioned here, how to avoid fetching the contacts from my mobile phone?

I tried to deny the access to my contacts. The app did not work.

1) okay
2) okay
3) uninstall the app, after creating profile.

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Truecaller is a crowdsourcing app. The very existence of the app is based on fetching data from users.
The other downside/nuisance/prank is if someone with Truecaller saves your number with a bad name and Truecaller happens to fetch it, other people with Truecaller will see that name. Internet is full of such harassment stories.

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ontherocks wrote:

Truecaller is a crowdsourcing app. The very existence of the app is based on fetching data from users.
The other downside/nuisance/prank is if someone with Truecaller saves your number with a bad name and Truecaller happens to fetch it, other people with Truecaller will see that name. Internet is full of such harassment stories.

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if someone with Truecaller saves your number with a bad name and Truecaller happens to fetch it, other people with Truecaller will see that name.
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haha…then one can take revenge on his/her ex-gf/bf with names some thing like cgirl/cboy.

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