We used to publish post on how to identify the owner of a phone number. Now we supplement it in a new way – using the GetContact application.
The main function of the application is to indicate the owner of an unfamiliar phone number, just enter the phone number into the application, and then take the data about the caller from a huge database of numbers.
Reason for growing popularity
One of the functions allows you to see how someone’s number is recorded in the phone books of different people, but for this the application needs to access all the contacts. A rather dubious feature that hurts privacy, but it is thanks to it that the application went viral on social networks.
a) Determination of the names of people and organizations that are not included in the subscriber’s contact list
b) Calculation of distributors “Advertising” and entering their number into spam filters
c) Search for contacts by name
d) Obtaining information by the number of a specific user
What is dangerous???
You, in fact, on a voluntary basis, give the application access to your contacts, it collects information about you and stores it in its database. From a security point of view, this is not very correct.
1) Open the app
2) Go to Settings
3) Select “About GetContact”
4) Go to Account Settings
5) Click on “Delete Account”
6) Go to website and find the tab Unlist(Remove from database)
7) Enter your phone number and click Unlist