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Since, it’s inception Truecaller has always been in limelight for some or the other reason. No doubt, it was a kickstarter idea that worked wonders for it’s founders. For all those who still don’t know about Truecaller, it is an online application which fetches information about a person (such as, name, address) using the contact no.
Truecaller is also available for Smartphones as it is ported to almost all mobile operating system (Android, iOS, etc). With, Truecaller you just require the phone number of a person to get the credentials of him/her.
So, if you are wondering how it works then the key principle behind it is reverse phone lookup which have been researched a lot before implementation.
The app can be very useful in case someone is unnecessarily disturbing or friend’s playing prank on you, you can just enter the number for search and the truecaller database will reveal the identity of the person. Truecaller database has a repository of Global phone contacts which helps them in giving abreast services to the users.
But, not so long ago, Truecaller database was hacked severely by Syrian Electronic Army, a well known hacking organization, which means that a lot of data would have been compromised.
To resolve the same issue, here’s the simple way by which you can remove your number from Truecaller database which immune your number from being searched.
Steps to follow
Note : Once, removed from the Truecaller database, your number cannot be re-submit.
Step 1) Go to this URL, http://www.truecaller.com/unlist/
Step 2) Select the country and enter your phone number which you want to unlist.
Step 3) Enter the CAPTCHA and submit.
Step 4) Congrats, you have successfully unlisted your number. Depending upon your country, it may take 24 hours to delete the number from their directory.
Truecaller service can be utilized in the way you want. If you want to hide your identity on the web and don’t want you phone number to be revealed then you may surely go ahead with this tutorial.