Beware of smart TV scams
It’s an unfortunate fact that scammers are everywhere — including potentially on your smart TV.
Smart TVs have connections to the internet for devices such as Roku to use Hulu, Netflix and other streaming services. But that means they pose the same dangers as computers or smartphones, with potential access from scammers.
Steve Kane of Akron learned that the hard way. He notified the Better Business Bureau Akron, which is putting an alert out to warn other consumers.
Kane’s problem started two years ago, though he didn’t know it at the time.
A new user of a smart TV and streaming devices, Kane bought a used smart TV at a pawn shop.
When Kane went to set up the TV, a message popped up with a…