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Category: Personal


Fraud Schemes Impacting Veterans

With Memorial Day coming up, we can be reminded that insurance fraud schemes impact everyone, including Veterans.  Military veterans and retirees reported $66 million in fraud losses in 2020, according to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) data. Fraud is the second-most costly white-collar crime…

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How to Lose Your Identity in a Day (If You’re Not Careful)

A recent poll found 92% of American adults have taken at least one big data security risk in the past year. [1] With identity theft on the rise, why are so many adults careless when it comes to protecting their…

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Don’t Just Throw it Out: How to Protect the Environment and Your Personal Data

As the popularity of the internet and electronic devices continues to grow, so do the number of places where cybercriminals can find—and steal—our personal data. The rise in device ownership is also creating an enormous amount of e-waste. The World…

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month #JustDrive

It seems like every day we are hearing of a new accident caused by distracted driving. Whether it was caused by someone texting, scrolling on their phone, or just not paying attention to the road, distracted driving accidents are all…

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“There’s No Place Like Home” – Prep it for Spring Storms!

If the wind was strong enough to pick up Dorothy and Toto and pull her entire house into a tornado and send them to the magical Land of Oz, there is no telling what it could do to your property….

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How to Prevent Tree Damage to Homes

A couple of summers ago, my family was planning a vacation to Texas for a wedding. Flights were booked, hotel rooms blocked, and all of our bags were backed. The morning we planned on leaving for the airport, we got…

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Catalytic Converter Thefts: A Return to Popularity

By Tobi Haynes As if 2020 didn’t have enough problems, it appears to have also caused a drastic increase in catalytic converter thefts. You may wonder what the pandemic and the catalytic converters have in common, but to law enforcement…

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Tips to Get Your Home Spring Ready!

Spring has always been one of my favorite seasons. All winter I look forward to planting flowers, enjoying the warmer weather and the merciful end of snow and ice. (Not to mention my birthday!) But, spring also brings rain, storms,…

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Protect Tax Returns and Stimulus Payments from Identity Thieves

Over the past several years, the IRS actions against tax identity fraud were successful in driving down the rate of tax fraud. Then the COVID-19 pandemic happened. The IRS extended due dates and become bogged down trying to process returns…

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COVID-19 Scams: Protect Yourself and Your Family from These Rapidly Spreading Scams

As if a global pandemic isn’t bad enough, fraudsters are trying to take advantage of this tragedy by scamming the general public. Former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said in regards to these scams, “A pandemic is a time when…

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