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Don’t Be Fooled by the Latest Phishing Scams

If you’re like me, you get more junk emails than you do legitimate ones and more phone calls from numbers you don’t recognize than from people you actually know. If that’s the case, it should come as no surprise that nearly 55% of all emails are scam [1] and over 10 billion phone calls made in 2017 were scam. [2] A phishing scam is an attempt to fraudulently obtain someone’s personal information by pretending to be someone else in order to steal their money, identity, or gain access to their computer. [3] Vishing scams are phishing scams done over the phone. Here are some of the latest phishing and vishing scams to look out for.

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Give Yourself the Gift of Security for a Discount on Your Home Insurance

If you’re looking to give yourself a gift during the calm that arrives after the holiday madness, then look no further, as the perfect gift might come in the form of a win-win. The gift idea? A new home security system.

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New Valuables? You Might Have New Risks

After the holiday season, many like to start the New Year by organizing new gifts and purchases and cleaning out the closets. As each year goes by and your needs continue to change, it’s easy to forget to update your insurance policy in the process. There is no better time than now to make sure both your new, as well as old belongings, are insured properly on your homeowners policy.

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Start a New Year’s Tradition of Identity Protection

New Year’s Eve is truly a worldwide celebration associated with hundreds of different cultural traditions. In the U.S., people watch the ball drop in Times Square in New York City. Canadians embrace the winter with ice fishing and polar bear swims. Revelers swing flaming fireballs at Hogmany in Scotland. Romanians dress like bears and dance in the streets. The Germans eat donuts; the French eat crepes, and the Danes smash china for good luck.

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The 12 Days of Insurance

We should be thankful for the peace of mind that insurance provides all year long, but certain coverages definitely come in handy around the holidays. Enjoy this song to the tune of the classic Christmas carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas!”

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Don’t Reverse Safe Vehicle Backing Practices

I hate to admit it, but over the years I have had my fair share of mishaps when it comes to backing up vehicles. From hitting my dad’s car to eliminating a few small trees in the yard, and even testing the strength of cement support posts with my bumper. Vehicle backing accidents and injuries are a very common occurrence, including at worksites. Whether it’s at a warehouse with forklifts running everywhere or construction sites with machinery coming in and out of the site, safe backing practices are critical to achieving a safe working environment.

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Coverage Considerations for Landlords

Last year at this time, I touched on why it is important for landlords to ensure their tenants carry renters insurance. This time around, let’s take a look at some important policy conditions that landlords need to keep in mind for their own insurance programs on rental properties.

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