Scammers are always looking to make a quick buck, and with consumers concerned about harmful exposure to cell phone emissions, many scammers are looking to promote “shields” that can protect from the cancer causing waves. Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona, along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are warning consumers to be on the lookout for these so-called “shields” and advising consumers to turn to free options when limiting exposure to cell phone electromagnetic emissions.
Like many other too good to be true products, there is no scientific proof that these shields are actually effective. While it is always good to protect yourself from potentially harmful emissions, there are other ways to do it besides investing in a shield for your cell phone. The FTC even notes that these so-called “shields” may even interfere with your cell phone’s reception.
“Leave it to scammers to jump on the latest scientific frenzy,” said Kim States, BBB President. “It’s important for consumers to do their research before investing in any too good to be true technology. More times than not, victims will end up with a faulty product that, in many cases, doesn’t actually do any good.”
BBB and the FTC advise consumers to consider these free options for limiting cell phone (more…)