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Whoscall: application detects paid telephone services | Security

The Whoscall application has a function to prevent unwanted charges for SMS services. With the resource, it is possible to identify signatures of horscope, news and games hired by mistake in several systems such as clicking on links propagated in scams on WhatsApp.

The contracting of services via SMS without the express permission of the common user in Brazil. According to Whoscall, this practice helps to leverage the high number of complaints about undue charges on the invoice, and on credits that run out ahead of schedule.

Application helps to get rid of contracted SMS services without your consent Photo: Luana Marfim / TechTudoApplication helps to get rid of contracted SMS services without your consent Photo: Luana Marfim / TechTudo

Application helps to get rid of contracted SMS services without your consent Photo: Luana Marfim / TechTudo

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Whoscall requires the maintenance of SMS messages from the past 30 days to track service contracts. The platform crosses the content of the messages with a database of subscription services to tell if there are any active plans. After a few seconds of tracking, the app lists the services contracted for the user to assess whether the subscription was actually made by choice.

The application performs the operation locally and does not send the user's SMS messages to an external server. According to the developers, no personal information is stored. The function is free and of unlimited use. Whoscall, it is worth remembering, also has caller ID and blocker and advanced SMS, to avoid spam.

How to track SMS signatures with Whoscall

Step 1. Download and install Whoscall on your phone. On the home screen, touch the floating button to start SMS tracking. Grant message read permissions to the app to proceed and tap "Detect Now".

Start the Whoscall SMS scan on your cell phone Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesStart the Whoscall SMS scan on your cell phone Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Start the Whoscall SMS scan on your cell phone Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 2. In a few seconds, the application will show on the screen if there are any services hired via SMS based on the cell phone's message history. According to Whoscall, it is recommended to do a new screening before each top-up on a prepaid line. Thus, it is possible to cancel the subscription before any automatic charge.

Whoscall shows if there is any active SMS service hiring on its line Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesWhoscall shows if there is any active SMS service hiring on its line Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Whoscall shows if there is any active SMS service hiring on its line Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

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