CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - If you play the hot smart phone crazy Pokemon Go, or any other smart phone app game, there are a few things you have to think about.
WBTV Cyber Expert Theresa Payton offered a checklist for you before you agree to play any game on your phone. Her advice follows:
1. Check the games settings and make sure it's not accessing "all" of your personal information.
2. Use a unique email address
3. Tie in app purchases to a pre paid gift card and not your debit or credit card, you can always fund the gift card but this makes sure nobody in your household runs up a bill that requires a 2nd mortgage to pay it off
4. Stranger danger still applies - if you are going into uncharted areas or meeting new people, even if they are playing this game, be aware of your surroundings
How does it work?
All games / apps
Many of these apps tap into the latent value of tracking you via the phone at your side all day if you don't lock down their access