Anti-Scam App Whoscall Launches in the Philippines

Anti-Scam App Whoscall Launches in the Philippines

In the push to reduce the number of scam calls in the Philippines (trust us, there’s a lot), call identification and spam-blocking app Whoscall brings its services to the country, giving users an additional tool to filter scammers. The app identifies unknown numbers, blocks spam calls, and scans suspicious URLs from messages to provide comprehensive mobile protection with its a range of innovative AI features and an internationally acclaimed reputation.

The official launch was held last August 22 at New World Hotel Makati, where a panel of cybersecurity experts, policymakers, and notable personalities with firsthand scam experiences share their thoughts and insights. These include award-winning broadcast journalist Karen Davila, tech content creator Gian Viterbo of Gadget Pilipinas, and youth leader Aileen Montalbo. The event shed light on the alarming rise of fraudulent calls and messages in the Philippines, and tackled the measures we should now collectively take to address this pressing issue.

“Maraming kababayan nating OFW ang nawalan ng ipon dahil naloko ng scammers. Huwag nating hayaang mangyari ito sa iba pa,” Viterbo said.

These scam texts and calls are not just inconveniences. They affect our lives and our everyday security. Let’s push for ways to make our nation stronger against scams,” Ayala Youth Leader and influencer/blogger Aileen Montablo adds.

During the launch, Gogolook, the developer behind Whoscall, shared that they decided to roll out their app to several countries including the Philippines after seeing how scams became more prevalent during and after the pandemic. “This reality ignited our drive to create a comprehensive life protection platform accessible to every Filipino across the nation,” Gogolook COO Manwoo Joo said.

Powered by world-leading AI and data-driven technology, Whoscall boasts the largest database in East Asia and Southeast Asia of over 2.6 billion entries to detect unknown callers, spam and scam calls and texts, and potentially harmful URLs. Its excellence was recognized with the Best App award on the App Store in 2015, and the Best App and Best Innovation awards on Google Play in 2013 and 2016. Backed by its achievements, Whoscall has established partnerships with international law enforcement agencies, such as the Thailand Police Cyber Taskforce, Hong Kong Police Force, and Malaysian Royal Police, as well as government bodies and private sectors.

“Whoscall has been available and is the leading caller ID and scam detection app in other Asian countries like Thailand and Taiwan, accumulating 100 million downloads worldwide. It has been rolling out in other Asian countries, as well, and we’re happy to finally provide this protective service to all Filipinos,” Whoscall Philippines Marketing Head Gabriel Barrios said in his closing remarks.

Whoscall is now available on Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.


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