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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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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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