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Category: Prevention


How to Be Cybersecure in Virtual Family Gatherings

The 2020 holiday season is coinciding with a major spike in COVID-19 cases and fatalities and many families are opting to avoid travel and potentially exposing elderly and/or vulnerable relatives. Hosting gatherings on video conferencing platforms such as Zoom or Google Meet…

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Snow and Ice Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention

During the winter months, it can be very dangerous trying to navigate on sidewalks, driveways, streets, parking lots, or just about any hard surface if there’s snow and/or ice. Ice is great in our soft drinks and ice teas, but…

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Old and New Holiday Traditions for 2020

Holidays are a time filled with traditions – but we all know, 2020 is no traditional year. This season, many traditions that revolve around dinners and parties and other get-togethers with family and friends will have to be put on…

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8 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Scams on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, especially for scammers. Consumers are typically spending more, doing it quickly, and not paying as much attention to who they’re buying it from because of the rush. With the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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Avoid Collision Towing and Repair Scams

  Unscrupulous and dishonest collision repair operators are key contributors to the nation’s insurance fraud problems. There are many types of collision repair fraud scams, ranging from airbag fraud to chop shops that dismantle and resell stolen vehicle parts, to…

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Through the Roof! How Roofing Scams Will Cost You

  In January 2020, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its 2019 Consumer Sentinel Network Report showing that they received a total of 23,963 reports from home repair, improvement, and product fraud. This is a staggering amount of fraud reported…

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Kitchen Safety for the Men Making Dinner Tonight

Today is National Men Make Dinner Day, so I’ll make dinner tonight (like I do majority of the time). Most of my friends’ wives do the home-cooking, my mom always does the cooking (except grilling), and according to a survey…

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Halloween Safety for 2020

Halloween is here and children and adults alike are anxious to have a “normal” Halloween…put on a costume, get candy from neighbors, attend a party dressed like a vampire, or even just hand out goodies from your front door. But…

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Time to Fall Back (and Check Your Smoke Alarms)

This weekend marks Daylight Savings time when we “fall back” an hour. A general rule of thumb is to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors when Daylight Savings Time ends and begins (unless you have a special detector –…

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Liability Risks of Halloween 2020

Halloween 2020. Wow, what could go wrong? If this coming weekend is anything like the previous six months, plenty. With COVID-19, trick or treating will take on a different look this year, and so will your liability risks. I have…

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