Q: What does KAVACH DIGITAL app do? A: Kavach Digital is a solution for real time detection on frauds happening in India. There are numerous frauds happening like e-commerce, investment, bank frauds, identity theft and many more. Our solution strives to stop these frauds as much as possible before any real damage can be done.
Q: What permissions do I as a user need to give this app to help me? A: Firstly, we are founders with extensive security and privacy background. We don't store any data and dont track any users. We use AI to detect frauds and discard that information after providing the end result of a fraud or not. Kavach Digital app uses the accessibility permission and Read SMS permission to scan your incoming SMS messages and detect potential frauds and scams.
Q: Why does this app need the accessibility permission and Read SMS permission? A: The accessibility permission is a permission that allows to read the URL in real time when a user visits the website. Currently this is the only permission available to carry out this function and we DONOT take ANY control of the device. We ONLY use a small part of it to real the current URL to use AI on it and mark it as fraud if it is. The default android notification that the app is taking full control of the device is alarming and we would like to reiterate that the app does NOT take ANY control at all. We only scan the URL at run time. Read SMS permission is needed to access your SMS inbox to again only read patterns using machine learning. These permissions are required for the app to be able to scan your messages for potential frauds and scams.
Q: Is my personal information safe with this app? A: Yes, your personal information is safe with this app. The app does not store or transmit any of your personal information. It only scans your incoming SMS messages for potential frauds and scams. We don't store anything.
Q: Will this app interfere with my other apps or notifications? A: No, this app will not interfere with your other apps or notifications. It runs in the background and only scans your incoming SMS messages for potential frauds and scams.
Q: How often does this app scan for potential frauds and scams? A: This app scans your incoming SMS messages and Links clicked on in real-time, so it is always on the lookout for potential frauds and scams.
Q: Can I customize the types of frauds and scams that the app scans for? A: Yes, you can customize the types of frauds and scams that the app scans for in the app settings.
Q: Does this app require an internet connection? A: Yes this app needs internet connection to call our machine learning API.
Q: Will this app drain my battery or use a lot of data? A: No, this app is designed to be very efficient and will not drain your battery or use a lot of data. It runs in the background and only scans your incoming SMS messages and URLs for potential frauds and scams real time.
Q: Is this app free to use? A: We charge an extremely nominal amount to keep our systems up and running. We don't want to make this free as it will need us to show ads to sustain and that would involve selling of data which we are very much against. Our founders are from the security and privacy background and believe that privacy is our right.