Warning: New Cell Phone SCAM
You may be in the giving spirit this holiday season, but there is one thing you are being warned not to do with your cell phone. This is so you can avoid being scammed. When you are out and about this holiday season, be very aware of people around you who may ask to borrow your cell phone. There is a new scam where complete strangers will ask to use your cell phone. Don't do it.
According to WKBW, the latest scam has people asking to use your cell phone because their battery is low or they left their phones at home. They then get onto your cell and get into the money transfer apps like PayPal, Apple Pay and Venmo that are linked into personal bank accounts.
To protect yourself, don't let anyone borrow your phone. Avoid being nice in the moment to make sure you won't be scammed. You can also download anitvirus and spyware apps and the VPN app to shield your financial information from strangers.