Local BBB Warns Against Phone Scam

"Cell phone shields" that supposedly prevent exposure to phone emissions are a scam, Chicago BBB says

By Dominic Trombino
|  Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011  |  Updated 1:33 PM CDT
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The Better Business Bureau of Chicago & Northern Illinois is warning consumers against purchasing "cell phone shields" that supposedly prevent exposure to phone emissions.

The local BBB says there is no science to prove the shields actually work, and more likely, scammers are preying on consumers' fears about cell phone emissions to make a quick buck.

“It’s important for consumers to do their research before investing in any new technological product," said Steve Bernas, president and CEO of the northern Illinois BBB. "More times than not, victims will end up with faulty goods." 

The BBB urges consumers to look for free options while trying to limit cell phone electromagnetic emissions, such as going hands free, waiting for a good signal so your phone doesn't work as hard and looking for a phone that has a low specific absorption rate.

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