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Category: Prevention


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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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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