Truecaller released findings from its Insights report revealing that women around the world are reporting their harassers by 19% more unwanted calls than men on Thursday.
This could be for various reasons, but the same trend is happening in many regions around the globe.
When a number in Truecaller is reported a certain amount of times by various users, it can be auto-blocked for all Truecaller users, and will show the amount of times the number has been reported.
This can help women users refrain from picking up a call from an unknown number, and it can also help all users stay clear of potential scams, frauds and various bullying or harassment.
The report indicates that when a woman receives an unwanted call or SMS, she is more likely to try and “punish” or help other people avoid the harasser by reporting the number to Truecaller.
Truecaller also found that in some countries, men were receiving more spam calls than women, but women were taking more action to report more unwanted calls than men.
For example, men in Kenya receive 15% more unwanted calls than women monthly, but women are reporting 11% more unwanted calls than men.
In the case of some regions, like the South Africa, women are receiving 6% more spam calls than men and reporting 4% more spam calls as well.
In Libya, women are receiving 69% more spam calls than men and reporting 61% more spam calls as well.