SHREVEPORT, LA - You might not know about it yet, but there is one app that is growing like wildfire and many watchdog groups think it could be dangerous.

You have probably seen this app pop up on your social media accounts with things you might like to buy. I see it on my Facebook several times a day. I've tried to hide it, but it keeps popping back up.

What's This APP People Are Worried About?

It's called Temu. It's a shopping app that is based in China. Digital expert Kim Komando says it took just 17 days for this China-based shopping app to "whizz past Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Shein in the Apple App Store top downloads in the U.S."  Kim says Amazon is very nervous about this.

Komando says if you have this app on your phone, you should delete it immediately. "I warned you about Temu’s security problems back in April. Its sister app, Pinduoduo, was caught using malicious code to bypass cellphone security settings to spy on other apps, read notifications and messages, and even change settings."

Why Are Folks Concerned?

Komando is not the only one waving a red flag (no pun intended). The U.S. government is accusing Temu of data risks. Temu makes money with your data. The app can gain access to everything on your device including your Wi-Fi network info, Bluetooth, photos and videos, banking and contact info.

You might find some great shopping deals advertised on Temu, but buyer beware. Many of these goods are cheap and shipping is very slow. You should also delete Temu from showing any adds on your social media sites.

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