Now we need to worry about falling victim to a scam while attempting to watch a favorite show on our smart TVs.

The Better Business Bureau is warning people to watch out for potential scam artists utilizing pop-up ads on smart TVs to relieve you of your money and gain access to your valuable information.

According to Dakota News Now, here's how it works, while attempting to open a familiar streaming service on your smart TV, you instead receive a pop-up telling you there’s a problem with your device or service. You are then prompted to call a number or visit a website to resolve the issue.

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Upon doing so you are then routed to a phony customer service representative who asks you to pay an activation fee or asks for remote access to your smart TV to install malware or gain access to your sensitive information.

Either way, it has the potential to spell big trouble for those who fall susceptible to this new scam.

Dakota News Now reports that the BBB has already received numerous reports from people regarding this scam.

Should you encounter a pop-up ad like this, the BBB advises people to research fees they’re asked to pay, double-check with customer support, and never agree to let anyone have access to your device remotely.

Should you ever need to report a potential scam you can notify the BBB here.

Source: Dakota News Now

10 Most Dangerous Cities in South Dakota

Cities on the east and west side of the Missouri River have made the latest list of South Dakota's Most Dangerous Cities for 2021.

Roadsnacks recently released its most 'Dangerous Cities' list and here in The Mount Rushmore state there are a few surprises, especially at the top. To determine the most dangerous cities in the state, Roadsnacks looked at the FBI's report on the latest violent crime, along with property crime statistics.

And surprisingly, the town with the most murders per capita in the state has less than 3,000 residents. Take a look at the list below.

For a look at the detailed list, visit Story Source: Roadsncaks

Worst Places to Live in South Dakota

A surprising town was named the worst place to live in all of South Dakota and the reason behind it is a bit unexpected.

Money Inc. made a list of the 20 worst cities and towns to live in all of South Dakota and no part of the state is left unmarked.

The list focused on a number of key factors, including crime rate, unemployment, low wages, and school funding.

So which city is the "worst" in South Dakota, according to the article? Read on:

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are not my own and are taken from a list provided by

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