Cell phone users are increasingly turning to Bluetooth technology to talk - hands free - on their phones. But, the Better Business Bureau has found, as this high tech tool gains popularity in the US and Canada, scammers are finding ways to exploit it.
How the Scam Works:
Scammers use specialized software to intercept your Bluetooth signal and hack into your device. It's called "bluebugging." Doing this gives them access to all your texts, contacts, photos, call history; everything on your phone.
Scammers sometimes use hacked phones to make long distance calls. Other times, they access your private text messages or photos.
Some Tips to Ensure Your Bluetooth Isn't Hacked: