JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - This year numerous companies have fallen to data breaches and with the holiday season approaching many Region 8 residents are watching what they buy, where they buy it and how they buy it. Some shoppers have switched from plastic to paper.
"I don't really know swiping my card that many times and that many different stores," said Houston Franks, a Region 8 shopper. "It's kind of a scary thing when you think about it."
Some shoppers are worried their personal information will be compromised when they start their holiday shopping. For other shoppers, it's business as usual. According to a report by CreditCards.com, half of Americans are likely to avoid shopping at stores that have been affected by data breaches.
"I actually check my credit card often, so I'm not too concerned about it because it wouldn't take me 24 hours to figure out if something is wrong," Carol White said.