Being Smart About Smart Phone Apps

Just got an invitation via text message to download a hot new app for your phone? It’s free and it does some really cool stuff. But is it real?

It may not be. Scammers have been sending text messages lately convincing people to install apps that turn out to be malicious. They even use names of reputable companies to try to fool you in believing that it’s a genuine offer.

Never install anything from a text message unless you initiated the search. Always download your smart phone apps from the official app stores like iTunes and the Google Play store, and skip unknown sites no matter how great they sound.