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Page 8 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, December 3, 2015 Save Your Data; Look Out For hpp Scams The Junior Irwin Rus- sell Club will meet for their Christmas Book Exchange on Friday, December 11, at three-thirty at the home of Mrs. Sam Blackmon. Additional hostesses will include Mrs. Wettlin Trep- pendahl, Jr., Mrs. Adam Oliveaux and Mrs. Charles Whetstone, Jr. The Irwin Russell Club will meet on Friday, De- cember 18, at three-thirty at the home of Mrs. John Kean for their annual Christmas party. Mrs. Bentley Curry will serve as program chairman. Mr. and Mrs. Wettlin Treppendahl, Jr., returned last Tuesday from an early Thanksgiving visit in Ow- ensboro, Kentucky, with her mother, Mrs. Theo Fort- son, and brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lo- nowski. Miss Susan Smither, a student at Ole Miss, was at home over the Thanksgiving holidays with her father, Mr. Dictde Smither, at Owls Nest, Too. Other guests included Mr. Mark Shea and daughter, Del- aney, of New Orleans. Robert Lewis of Atlanta, Georgia, was at home over the Thanksgiving holidays with Dr. and Mrs. Bob Lewis and Benjamin and Jamie. Also vis-. iting were Mrs. Lewis' brother- in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mestayer of New Iberia, La., and their son, Seth Mes- tayer of Youngsville, La., and his friend, Danielle Romero, also of New Iberia. Dr. and Mrs. Jenninge Ow- ens and Re'fly Ann enjoyed a Thanksgiving visit from Dr. and Mrs. Wes Bennett of Bai- ley, Wesley Bennett, a student at LSU, and Lallie Elise, a stu- dent at Birmingtmm Southern, and her roommate, Shannon, of Oregon. Holiday Shopping Safety Tips Ann H. Davis, Wilkinson County Extension Coordinator/Agent The holiday season is a spe- cial time of the year. Folks are hustling and bustling prepar- ing to spend time with friends and family, getting ready for holiday meals, and shopping for special girls either online or in this suspect leaves the area. Place your purchases in the trunk of your car or the back of your SUV where they aren't so conspicuous.Also look inside your vehicle before entering to be sure no one is lurking inside. Once inside your vehicle, lock the doors and leave ASAI . If you are approached by a their favorite stores. We need to "suspected thief' and he wants be more conscious of safety and your purse, throw it in the op- security during this busy time posite direction from where he of the year as criminals are on is standing, and run like the the prowl to take advantage of devil in the opposite direction. unsuspecting homeowners or Chances are that he only wants shoppers, your money, not you. When you When shopping, tryte do so are at asafe distance call for se- during the daylight hours. If curity or police. you have to shop at night, shop Shopping with small chil- with a friend or family member dren can be a challenge at any and park in well lighted areas, time of the year, but especially Dress casually, comfort- during the holidays. If possible, ably and avoid wearing ex- leave small children with a rel- pensive jewelry or carrying ative or a sitter. When children According to a study re- cently released by Forensiq, an ad fraud detection firm, close to 15% of all apps may secretly attach ads that in- crease viewer numbers and consume as much as two gi- gabytes of your connection data per day solely on images and videos that are never actually viewed. These apps can stream battery and bandwidth-in- tensive operations that are hidden in the background of your mobile phone that can linger around well at r the app has been exited. These apps can have access to your settings such as deleting and/ or modifying memory, pre- vent the device from sleeping and keep track of current locations, which is unneces- sary for the app's primary fimctions. The firm attained this data by keeping track of the ad exchanges, in other words, digital marketplaces that auction off screen space to advertisers while the con- sumer is waiting for a page or app to finish loading. Most of these exchanges between a digital marketplace and ad- vertisers happen over a bil- lion times every day. Android, Apple and Win- dows were among the mo- bile devices in which a little over 13% of these apps were found. Forensiq arrived at this finding from their analy- sis of more than 16 billion views on 12 million devices. The firm also added, "We wanted to show the public how blatant and obvious and hurtfifl all this fraud is -- not just to advertisers who pay for ads that no one sees but also people using these apps on these tiny devices that are bandwidth-limited and power-limited," Forensiq's chief scientist M'Lke Andrews stated. The ongoing flow of ad buys and sales that go through these platforms a purse. Also, avoid carrying are shopping with you, teach make it a difficult task to large amounts of cash. and put your children that if they get monitor while scammers slip money, ID, and credit cards in separated from you, to go to a through the cracks. These a front pocket of slacks when store clerk. Also teach them to infected apps still exist in possible, stay close to you at all times, spite of the best efforts of Avoid overloading yourself Don't allow them to go to the app store's strict screening WCCA STUDENTS DELIVER THANKSGIVING DINNERS -- On Wednesday, November 18, Wilkin- son County Christian Academy students delivered Thanksgiving dinners to a number of older resi- dents of the community. Pictured on delivery day include, front row, left to right: Carmen Cavin, Sarah Robinson, Jamie Lewis and An- na Claire Ryan. On the back row, same order, are as follows: Austin Hendry, Nicholas Lanehart, Luke Littleton, Lucas Wisner, Calob Reed and Sam Nicholas. -- WCCA Submitted Photo LONGTIME FOOTBALL GAME AN- NOUNCER HONORED -- David N. Wilkerson, center, was honored dur- ing a ceremony prior to Wilkinson County Christian Academy's playoff with a football signed by the members of the 2013 varsity Ram football team. 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The WC- Woodville Republican Photo by Andy ofsight. Have your keys handy able to relay this to the security bills and draining their bat- CA cheerleaders presented Wilkerson g. Lewis as you approach your vehicle, officer or police at the mall. teries: Be cognizant of the surround- Any time of the year, but es- One way to prevent this ings in the parking lot. Look pecially during the holidays, be from happening is by read- closely around your vehicle for mindful of withdrawing cash ing the review section of apps other vehides, especially vans/ from ATM machines. If with- that use excessive data or SUVs that might be parked drawing money at night, do so power usage. This may indi- close to yours. Thieves like to in a well-lit area and have a cate fraud is taking place. park dose to a suspect culprit friend. Ifindividualsare'l~_ang- Another way to prevent for easy prey. When leaving a ing out" at the ATM machine, being scammed is by switch- shopping area for your vehicle, find another or wait until the ing off access,to cell data for if a stranger is lurking around areais dear. apps that don t really need it. yourvehide, return te the shop- Once you finish your trans- Lastly, these problems ping area and look for a securi- action, close your window, l(~k tend to happen when con- typerson or policeman to escort your doors and drive offsumers download apps from you to your vehicle or wait until smaller, less-known publish- ers instead of highly rated popular apps. " .... Money Flipping Scam On [nstagram To view recent seams or to report one visit BBB's Scam Scammers are giving get-check is fraudulent, you will be Tracker. For more informa- rich-quick schemes a high-t~ on the hook for the withdrawn tion and tips on other types makeover. 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