Donations needed at red kettles in Fannin County
Posted: 7:30 AM - BONHAM,TX---Red kettle donations across Texoma could have a big impact on the Salvation Army in Fannin County.
SHERMAN, TX - It's a nerve racking but important reminder this Cyber Monday: when you log on, predators are on the other side of the Internet, waiting for your vulnerable moment.
"You want to look for any security measures that are available, particularly a lock that'll show up in your browser address bar to let you know that it's a secure website," Jerrad Cabbage with Best Buy said.
Cabbage says to look for three things when shopping online -- a padlock in the checkout page browser, an "s" at the end of http and a security verified logo.
"Basically, if you're checking out and it's starting to ask you for a lot more information than should be standard for a regular purchase, such as social security numbers and things like that, you want to avoid that," Cabbage said.
Cabbage says an online retailer should only ask your name, address, credit card information and phone number.
He also suggests changing your browser preferences for enhanced security. Block cookies from third parties and advertisers and deny the web access to your location.
Mashable also gives some Cyber Monday tips: update your antivirus software, web browser and passwords.
Don't click unknown links, use a secure Wifi connection, save all of your receipts and use a credit card instead of a debit card, which has a direct link to your bank account.
Cabbage suggests buying online, but picking your items up in the store.
"You get the product that you actually ordered instead of getting scammed and end up getting something you don't expect to have," Cabbage said.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - DURANT, Okla., Dec. 2, 2013 – Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla., a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination, is welcoming Captain Sig and Edgar Hansen from the Deadliest Catch on Friday, Dec. 6 from 7-10 p.m. at Gilley’s. The event is free to the public.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - Four local people recently completed at least 34 hours of training and 2 hours of courtroom observation in order to become volunteer advocates for children in foster care. The Honorable Judge Lauri Blake administered an oath to the new CASA volunteers in the 336th District Court after training was complete. New child advocates include Priti KC, Mary Norris, Dave Gehalo and Chantal Carey.