Bajaj Finance #1 In Spam Calls; Despite DND, 90% Indians Getting Spam Calls (Local Circle Survey)


Mohul Ghosh

Mohul Ghosh

Feb 21, 2024


A Local Circles survey finds that 40% respondents receive the maximum unsolicited calls from Bajaj Finance, followed by 15% pointing to HDFC Life and 12% HDFC Bank. 60% confirmed getting 3+ pesky calls daily on average, though down from 66% in February 2023, indicating some DND list impact.

Bajaj Finance #1 In Spam Calls; Despite DND, 90% Indians Getting Spam Calls (Local Circle Survey)

Bajaj Finance, HDFC Companies Top Spam Callers List

A consumer survey by community platform Local Circles reveals that financial services firms Bajaj Finance and HDFC Group entities top the list of pesky callers, with 40% of over 12,000 people polled complaining of maximum unsolicited calls from Bajaj Finance.

HDFC Life Insurance and HDFC Bank took second and third spots at 15% and 12% respectively, followed by Kotak Mahindra Bank for 4% participants. The rampant spam calls highlight ineffective DND registrations.

60% Get Daily Pesky Calls Despite DND

The survey found 60% respondents continue facing nuisance of 3+ unwanted telemarketing calls every single day on average over the past year, exposing limitations of Do Not Disturb (DND) safeguards.

30% faced 1-2 spam calls daily. Butcember encouragingly, repeat calling instances have marginally declined from 66% in February 2023, indicating some positive impact of TRAI’s stricter regulations against pesky communication by registered entities.

But with 90% subscribers still battling spam calls despite DND enrollment, urgent reforms in user consent mechanisms and grievance redressal systems remain imperative, experts emphasized.


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