Arlington, Va. - The Better Business Bureau warns that free Wi-Fi connections can lead to identity theft.
Scammers can create free Wi-Fi areas and monitor everything you do on the internet.
Some scammers will create these areas near hotels, hoping that people will use their connections instead of paying for a connection to the hotel's Wi-Fi service.
They can steal any information you send over the internet, from email account passwords to credit card numbers.
The BBB advises that you should do all of your important work on your home network and that you should set your computer to not automatically connect to wireless networks.