Watch Out For Fake Apps.

Beware! Scammers are now creating fake apps. They trick you into downloading them to your smartphone or tablet, and ask you to load your credit card information in these apps. You can guess what happens next.

Here are 5 things to keep in mind about this Scam of The Week:

  1. Be very judicious in deciding what app to download. Better safe than sorry.
  2. If you *do* decide to download an app, check the reviews first; apps with few reviews or bad reviews are a big Red Flag.
  3. If you receive an email with a link to download a new app, don’t click it. Always go directly to the website of the retailer to download software, or use the AppStore or Google Play.
  4. Don’t link your credit card or give out any personal information to a program unless you are certain you’re dealing with a verified vendor.