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Nashville, Ark. – The holiday season is upon us. Due to Covid, most people are looking
to shop online instead of shopping in person. Unfortunately, this is also the time
of year many cyber criminals go to work to scam you out of your money and identity.
In addition to shopping smart, you will want to keep your devices secure.
Cyber criminals will try to infect your devices so they can access your bank accounts,
credit card information, and passwords.
Use a credit card over a debit card when making online purchases. Debit
cards take money directly from your bank account, so if fraud has been committed,
it can be more difficult to get your money back. Be sure to check your credit card
statements for errors. By detecting fraudulent charges early, you may have more success
at having those charges erased and stopping the criminal activity. Consider using
credit cards that generate a unique card number for every online purchase, gift cards,
or well-known payment services, such as PayPal.
For more information on shopping online safely or using credit wisely,
contact the Howard County Extension Service at 870-845-7517 or visit our office located
on the second floor of the courthouse.
Are you having sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving? Sweet potatoes are a great
source of vitamin A, an antioxidant that may reduce your risk of heart disease and
certain cancers. They also provide potassium, magnesium, and fiber. All needed nutrients
for a healthy lifestyle.
By Jean Ince County Extension Agent - Staff ChairThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Jean Ince County Extension Agent - Staff ChairU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service421 N. Main St, Nashville AR 71852 (870) 845-7517 email@example.com
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