A recently published Truecaller Insights Special Report has rated telecoms operators as the top mobile phone spammers in Nigeria. As much as 61% of mobile phone spam in Nigeria are from the operators. The report also rated Nigeria as the the 9th most spammed country in the world.
Mobile spam (unsolicited voice calls and text messages) has become a major issue in Nigeria following the rise in the use of mobile phones. The NCC in an attempt to curb this menace last year enforced the implementation of the 2442 “Do Not Disturb” Shortcode that gives subscribers the freedom to choose what messages to receive from the various mobile networks.
There also lots of spam blocking apps especially on the Android platform that users can deploy such as Truecaller and Mr. Number.