Special Report: App-solute Danger

Police are issuing warnings about apps marketed to teens that might make them vulnerable to predators.

Police warn parents about popular app

Law enforcement officers across Michigan are issuing warnings about a popular social app downloaded by millions of teens.

The app is called Yellow, and while millions of teens have download it, police tell Newschannel 3 that few parents are aware of it, and there are serious concerns about how the app could put the safety of teens at risk.

Marketed heavily toward teenagers, the app is advertised as a way for teens to find new friends nearby with similar interests.

Police, however, tell the I-Team that the app’s age verification features are too relaxed, possibly allowing people to lie about their age.

“A 13-year-old girl could be using the app and it could be a 60-year-old man talking to her,” Bath Township Officer Avery Lyon said.

Tonight at 5, the Newschannel 3 I-Team is taking an in-depth look at the app’s vulnerabilities, and revealing why police are so concerned.

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