Truecaller and Delhi Police: Tackling Cybercrime

by Lingraj Sahu

Under the partnership, Truecaller will offer technical assistance to the Delhi Police for organizing cyber safety training programs for vulnerable sections of society, such as women, college students, and first-time internet users. Additionally, Truecaller and the Delhi Police will regularly share crucial information through their social media channels to educate citizens about safe digital communication practices and promote a secure online experience.

Truecaller, the world’s most popular caller ID and spam blocking app, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Delhi Police to jointly combat cybercrime in the national capital.

The MoU was signed by Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana and Alan Mamedi, CEO and Co-founder of Truecaller, in the presence of senior officials from both organizations.

Under the agreement, Truecaller will provide technical support to the Delhi Police in investigating and resolving cybercrime cases. The app will also work closely with the police to identify and block fraudulent numbers, spammers, and other malicious actors operating in the region.

Speaking about the partnership, Asthana said, “We are pleased to partner with Truecaller to fight cybercrime in Delhi. The app’s extensive database of phone numbers and caller profiles will be a valuable asset to our investigations, helping us track down cybercriminals and bring them to justice.”

Mamedi added, “As a Swedish company, Truecaller is committed to promoting safety and security in the digital world. We are honored to collaborate with the Delhi Police in their efforts to make the city a safer place for all.”

The MoU comes at a time when cybercrime is on the rise in India, particularly in Delhi, which has emerged as a hotbed of online fraud and hacking. According to a recent report by the National Crime Records Bureau, Delhi recorded the highest number of cybercrime cases among all states and union territories in 2020.

Truecaller, which has over 270 million users in India, has been at the forefront of the fight against spam and fraud calls in the country. The app uses advanced algorithms and machine learning to identify and block unwanted calls and messages, making it an indispensable tool for millions of users.

With the MoU in place, Truecaller and the Delhi Police are poised to take their collaboration to the next level, leveraging technology and expertise to make Delhi a safer place for all.

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