Fritz & Johnette Beter - Mike & Pam Jastram
Tis The Season
We hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and hope your Christmas will be even better.
Tis the season for shopping, traveling to see family, buying gifts online and getting special buys in your email.
Everyone and his brother is sending out emails to go to their website and buy from them. We are going to address a few things to watch out for when buying online.
First make sure there is no viruses or spyware on your PC. This should be followed all year long.
There is nothing wrong with shopping online as long as you are careful and pay attention to some things. When you are ready to check out, make sure your browser is in a secure mode before putting in your credit card number. Look at your screen and somewhere there will be a little padlock or the address bar at the top will be green. This means that your browser is in secure mode and encrypted for you to put in your number. Another thing that you can do is to use a FREE pay service like PayPal. Your info is always secure and the payment is encrypted between the seller and PayPal. BTW, you can also use PayPal to email money to someone for FREE.
Phishing (Fishing) Emails
Most people by now know about phishing emails. These are emails that someone is trying to get you to buy
something or go to their website. As a rule of thumb, if you donít know who the sender is, DONíT open the email. Even if you know the person but the email looks funny, DONíT click on the link in the body of the email. Now, there are a lot of good emails that are sent out with specials, you have got to be careful and see if these are real or fake. If you are not sure, open another browser screen and go directly to their website. 9 out of 10 times you will see the special on their website.
The bottom line is to ALWAYS LOOK TWICE before you CLICK. Just making sure that is where you want to go on the internet, can save you a bunch of grief later. We hope this has been helpful.
From your District Team
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Fritz & Johnette Beter / Mike & Pam Jastram
Louisiana District Directors