Tuesday, October 16, 2012

'Scam Detector' mobile app can protect consumers

You know we keep you up to date on scammers trying to take advantage of you with their latest tricks. Well, now there's a mobile app that breaks them all down. You may have noticed, but scammers aren't just showing up at your doorstep anymore. They're on the other end of the phone or behind you at the checkout counter. But if you do your homework, you may have a leg up on them. "Really, that's what people want, they want to have information at their fingertips," said Felicia Thompson from the Better Business Bureau. The free Scam Detector app has a database of more than 500 scams, from phoners to face-to-face crooks. Thompson said the app is associated with the BBB Canada and can be a good resource.