BBB: Beware of asking your smart device to look up a phone number

The Better Business Bureau has issued a new warning about smart assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google Home.

The non-profit wants people to be careful when they ask the devices to call companies.

While searching for the phone number, it's possible that the assistants find a fraudulent one and inadvertently connect you to a scammer.

Those scammers have been buying ads to get their fake numbers to come up more often in searches.

You're better off going directly to a company's website to make sure the number is accurate.
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