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Category: Prevention


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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Prevent Slips and Falls with a Snow & Ice Removal Plan

It’s snowin’ and blowin’ everywhere in Ohio right now and in much of the U.S., but like my grandma says, “It’s that time of year!” There are times when we have to venture out, even during and after winter weather…

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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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The Cold Hard Facts About Ice Dams

Winter is in full force and the potential for claims resulting from ice dams is on the rise! While most of the damage caused by a winter storm is immediate, ice dams losses usually don’t occur until several days after….

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Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

Tax season is upon us. As consumers wait for tax-related documents to be delivered to their mailboxes, thieves are lying in wait, ready to intercept. According to the Federal Trade Commission, tax identity theft is one of the top types of ID theft reported. Using stolen personal information, which can be found on tax-related forms, identity thieves can file phony tax returns and collect the refund. 

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The “Smart” Way to Mitigate Risk in a Connected Home

With the continued adoption of Smart Home products, many homeowners welcome devices that promote energy efficiency, cost savings benefits, and added security. These protected homes may present a lower risk for insurers and reduce claims expenses, but are insurers optimizing…

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New Cyberthreats for 2021…The List Goes On

We recently posted about Deepfakes being a new cyberthreat for 2021. There are a few more threats to be aware of this year, and knowledge about them is the best defense.

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Deepfakes – A New Cyberthreat for 2021

The threat landscape of cybersecurity changes daily, with hackers and cybersecurity professionals in a perpetual cat-and-mouse chase; hackers discover new ways to infiltrate and exploit their targets, and the cybersecurity industry looks for vulnerabilities, tries to anticipate new threats, and…

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Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

With coronavirus vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and nearing availability to the public, there are potential scammers who will try to capitalize on the rush. To highlight the potential for vaccine-related fraud, the International Criminal Police…

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Get In The Holiday Spirit – Safely!

  Christmas time is known far and wide as “The most wonderful time of the year,” and while 2020 has left many of us saying “humbug,” this year should be no exception to spreading love and cheer- from near or…

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