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8 Ways to Protect Yourself against Scams on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

By attachments, Black Friday, Black Friday shopping, credit cards, Cyber, cyber crime, Cyber Monday, cyber security, CyberScout, Insurance, online banking, online safety, online shopping, phishing, phishing scams, Prevention, public wi-fi, scammers, secure websites, skimmers, strong password, Trusted Choice

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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Shining a Light on the Dark Web

By Cyber, cyber attack, cyber crime, cyber insurance, cyber security, CyberScout, Dark Web, identity theft, identity thieves, Insurance, Internet, password, Personal, Personal Cyber Protection, personal information, phishing scams, Prevention, Technology, Two-Factor Authentication

It’s estimated the “Surface Web”—websites and data visible to everyone—represents less than five percent of the total information and locations on the internet. Beneath the surface lies the Deep Web—also known as the Hidden, Invisible and Dark Web. [1]…

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Hard Lesson Learned: A Hacker Victim’s Story  

By computer attack, computer attacks, Cyber, cyber attack, cyber crime, cyber criminals, cyber insurance, cyber insurance coverage, cyber risk, cyber security, cyber thief, cybercrime, cybersecurity, hacked, hacker, Home, Insurance, Personal, Personal Cyber Protection, Prevention, scam, scams, Social Media, Technology

Since October of last year, I always try to have my phone’s ringer turned up if I am not working, and I’m much more adamant about picking up a phone call. Like many people, I tended to silence my phone a…

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Identity Theft: One Subject You Don’t Want to Learn at College

By college student, coverage for college student, credit card, Cyber, cyber crime, cyber security, CyberScout, Education, friendly-fraud, identity fraud, identity theft, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, scams, stolen identity, student away at school, student identity, Technology

As students head off to school this fall, they need to stay vigilant against the scams, schemes, and tricks of identity fraudsters. Student identity theft is on the rise, all around the world. Like most predators, identity thieves like to target the yo…

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Identity Theft: One Subject You Don’t Want to Learn at College

By college student, coverage for college student, credit card, Cyber, cyber crime, cyber security, CyberScout, Education, friendly-fraud, identity fraud, identity theft, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, scams, stolen identity, student away at school, student identity, Technology

As students head off to school this fall, they need to stay vigilant against the scams, schemes, and tricks of identity fraudsters. Student identity theft is on the rise, all around the world. Like most predators, identity thieves like to…

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Protect Your Online Retail Business

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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

By applications, Business, Commercial, credit card, credit cards, Cyber, cyber insurance, cyber security, cybersecurity, fraud, hackers, Insurance, Internet, internet safety, Liability, liability coverage, liability insurance, online, online payment, online safety, online shopping, Prevention, protect online privacy, retail, Risk Management, Technology

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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