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Beware of Summertime Scams and Fraudsters

By Auto, auto-repair fraud, Central, Claims, Contractor fraud, fraud, fraudsters, Home, home repair fraud, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, scams, storm chasers, summer, vehicle repair fraud

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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Beware of Summertime Scams and Fraudsters

By Auto, auto-repair fraud, Central, Claims, Contractor fraud, fraud, fraudsters, Home, home repair fraud, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, scams, storm chasers, summer, vehicle repair fraud

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

By auto-repair fraud, federal trade commission, fraud, Insurance, national insurance crime bureau, Personal, Prevention, roofing scam, slip and fall, staged accidents, towing scam, veteran

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.&…

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Through the Roof! How Roofing Scams Will Cost You

By Central, Claims, fraud, Home, home repair, Insurance, insurance fraud, Personal, Prevention, Risk Management, roof contractor, roof damage, roofer, roofing scam, scam, storm chasers, Weather

  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 re…

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Avoid Collision Towing and Repair Scams

By Accident, airbag fraud, anti-fraud, Auto, auto repair, bandit tow trucks, chop shops, Claims, collision, collision repair, fraud, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, Risk Management, scam, towing

  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 v…

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Protect Your Online Retail Business

By Business, business owner, Commercial, commercial cyber, computer, computer attack, cyber crime, cyber extortion, cyber insurance, cyber insurance coverage, cyber risk, cyber security, cybersecurity, data breach, fraud, hackers, home-based business, Identity recovery, identity theft, Insurance, Internet, Liability, liability coverage, online, online presence, online shopping, Prevention, retail, retailer, Technology, website

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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