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Equifax Breach Settlement July 29, 2019

In September of 2017, Equifax announced a data breach that potentially impacted the personal information of approximately 147 million people. Recently, a settlement was reached with Equifax which includes up to $425 million in monetary relief to consumers and some civil penalties. If you are unsure whether you or a member of your family were […]

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Hey, That’s My Stuff! How to Avoid Mover Scams July 3, 2019

  4,100 consumers filed moving fraud complaints in 2017, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. How can you avoid negative experiences? Be aware of common scams, and take steps to protect yourself from these fraudulent activities.   Get it in writing: It might be tempting to get a quick quote and schedule your […]

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How to Outsmart Disaster May 14, 2019

The internet of things has taken home protection to the next level, empowering homeowners with new tools to keep their homes and loved ones safe. While homeowners might not be able to prevent every disaster, these innovative smart home features can reduce their risk. Fire Alerts Traditional smoke detectors are helpful for alerting residents to […]

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Protect Yourself from Gift Card Scam December 6, 2018

It is being reported that several old and reliable scams are circulating in the area. These have included email impersonations of executives requesting gift cards for the holidays, human resource record requests, payroll information changes, and fraudulent local sports fundraising campaigns.   With the holiday season these activities usually peak.    A few businesses in […]

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Correct Way to Dispose of Old Computers October 24, 2018

Getting rid of your old computer? You can ensure its hard drive doesn’t become a treasure chest for identity thieves. Use a program that overwrites or wipes the hard drive many times. Or remove the hard drive, and physically destroy it.   Understand Your Hard Drive Computers often hold personal and financial information, including: passwords […]

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