What Mobile Apps Know About You

November 17, 2015 Michael 0

According to a recent CBS news article two research reports detail what your apps are finding out about you, and what info they share. A Pew Research Center survey shows apps in the Google Play Store ask for a total […]

Tech Support Company Settles FTC Charges

October 28, 2015 Jackie 0

Your BBB has just heard some good news for consumers. According to a Press Release from the FTC, “the operators of an alleged tech support scam agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they tricked consumers into paying millions […]

2015 National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 22, 2015 Jackie 0

During this month of October, your BBB joins more than 400 universities, colleges, businesses, government agencies and associations to promote the 12th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). National Cyber Security Awareness Month is sponsored by the Department of […]

New Call Blocking Options

October 6, 2015 Michael 0

Your BBB® in a previous blog post has discussed options for blocking unwanted calls. The Indiana Attorney General has now published a PDF with options for blocking unwanted calls. Included are options from the primary four cell phone carriers, VoIP […]

Text Message Fraud Crack Down

September 29, 2015 Michael 0

Your BBB® has reported on many cell phone carriers being fined for unauthorized billing for non-requested text message services. Recently, the FBI and IRS announced several arrests of executives at mobile aggregation companies and mobile content providers. The arrests follow […]

FTC Announces Winners of Robocall Blocking Contest

August 21, 2015 Jackie 0

Every day your BBB® hears from consumers regarding relentless robocalls, and we have posted several blogs on the topic including Tuesday’s blog post “Stop! In the Name of Calls.” According to a recent FTC Press Release, “robocalls are prerecorded messages […]

Stop! In the Name of Calls

August 17, 2015 Michael 1

Your BBB® receives calls hourly from frustrated consumers who are tired of unwanted phone calls. A new app for both iOS and android called “Fake-A-Fax” claims to help reduce the thousands of robocalls generated each minute. The app allows you […]

A Hole in Your Phone

August 4, 2015 Michael 0

Your BBB® regularly speaks with people concerned about security breaches and software exploits. A major security flaw allows attackers to take over your Android phone with a single text, affecting up to 950 million users worldwide. Using code called Stagefright, […]