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Contractor Fraud Awareness Week

Contractor Fraud Awareness Week is here! From July 12 through 16, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is highlighting the problem of contractors and vendors who take advantage of disaster victims in the aftermath of catastrophes.

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Beware of Summertime Scams and Fraudsters

In the minds of so many, summertime evokes thoughts of relaxation, taking it easy, going on vacation, and enjoying yourself at the beach. But, unfortunately, criminals can take advantage of you any time of the year. Fraudsters may use the…

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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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Have you Heard of Infotainment Data?

By Nathan Chunn Most people are aware of the information that can be collected from a vehicle’s “black box.” However, the information that can be gained from the Infotainment Center in a vehicle is not as widely known. Infotainment Data,…

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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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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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Build a Strong Cybersecurity Culture through Employee Training

  Data breaches, hacks, and email fraud are hitting businesses of all sizes. It’s not just the big corporations like Equifax and Marriott International—all companies need to prioritize cybersecurity. According to one report, two-thirds of SMBs suffered a cyberattack in…

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Protect Your Online Retail Business

In my blog post, Protect Yourself While Shopping Online, I shared how to protect yourself as a consumer. Now, let’s talk about protecting your customers and yourself as a business owner. If you have any kind of online store where…

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Protect Yourself While Shopping Online

These unprecedented times have left many of us with only one way to shop: online. Many online businesses have benefited from consumers “sheltering in place” with an influx of buyers shopping via apps and the internet. I am sure that I…

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