The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning consumers to watch out for scammers trying to sell shields for used cell phones that are allegedly designed to protect against radiation. Both the Better Business Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are advising consumers to stay well away from the scammers. The truth is that anyone who does want such a shield will most likely be able to get one for free, and while there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that radiation from cell phones may play a part in causing cancer, there is a distinct lack of evidence to suggest that these supposed shields actually do anything to stop it if it does. Indeed, many of the so called cell phone shields have actually been shown to do little other than mess up the cell phone’s signal reception.
“Leave it to scammers to jump on the latest scientific frenzy,” notes Patrick Bennett, the Director of Community Relations for the Better Business Bureau. “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.”
The BBB advises that if anyone is concerned about cell phone radiation, they would be better served by purchasing a cell phone with a low SAR rating and ensuring that it is used with the hands-free method.