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Protect Tax Returns and Stimulus Payments from Identity Thieves

By credit monitoring, Cyber, CyberScout, identity fraud, Identity Fraud and Credit Monitoring Program, Identity Protection PIN, identity theft, identity theft insurance, Insurance, IRS, Personal, Prevention, Stimulus checks, tax returns, tax season

Over the past several years, the IRS actions against tax identity fraud were successful in driving down the rate of tax fraud. Then the COVID-19 pandemic happened. The IRS extended due dates and become bogged down trying to process returns…

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The “Smart” Way to Mitigate Risk in a Connected Home

By behavioral data, Cyber, exposure data, Hartford Steam Boiler, Home, Home Health Score, HSB, Insurance, IoT, Personal, Prevention, smart devices, smart home, smart phone, smart technology, smart TV, Technology, technology advances

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 a…

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Deepfakes – The New Cyberthreat for 2021

By artificial intelligence, Cyber, cyber security, cyberattack, CyberScout, deepfakes, hackers, Insurance, Personal, Personal Cyber Protection, phishing scams, Prevention, ransomware, scams, Social Media, Technology

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 vulnerabil…

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How to Be Cybersecure in Virtual Family Gatherings

By Cyber, cyber security, CyberScout, cybersecurity, encryption, fraud emails, Google, hacking, Insurance, Personal, phishing scams, Prevention, Social Media, typosquatting, Zoom

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…

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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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