True caller has been a boon for many in knowing who is calling thanks to their database which is being updated regularly by users, be it updating your own number or updating your friends or relatives name. The database even lets you search for any mobile number globally and know the persons details like name and location within seconds. Truecaller gives this service through their webpage and app for almost all Operating systems.
There is a negative aspect to this as well, with the advantages of being able to know and find any persons number through truecaller the same feature turns out to be a disadvantage as anyone can access your detials with the help of a single search. There have been reports about Truecaller database being haced by Syrian Electronic Army or SEA where 450GB of data is said to have been stolen.
Along with the names and numbers, the hackers are believed to have access of data like Facebook, twitter, Gmail etc linked to Truecaller. This beings into mind our data is out in the open to be accessed by everyone. If you are a person who wants to be on the safer side and remove your number and name from Truecaller database, follow these steps.
Steps to Remove Number and Name from Truecaller Database:
Truecaller has a page dedicated to remove your account, name and number from their database, it is called Unlist.
Note: Before you start the process, make sure that you have deactivated your Truecaller account first.
- Go to the Truecaller Unlist page- Click on this link
- Now in the Truecaller Unlist webpage you have to enter details in the Unlist form like phone number, reason, verification and click on Unlist.
- Now you will get a message Successfully Unlisted, it might take up to 24 hours for the changes to take place so have patience
Those were the simple steps to help remove or unlist your name, phone number from Truecaller Database. This will prevent other from viewing your phone number online though Truecaller.