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National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

By Auto, auto theft, Central, Claims, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, Risk Management, stolen vehicle, vehicle theft, vehicle theft prevention, vehicle theft prevention month

Once every 43.8 seconds, a vehicle is stolen in the United States according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Thefts like these cost millions of dollars for owners and insurers, and cause insurance premiums to skyrocket &#8…

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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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Credit Card Fraud: Sharing Your Number Over the Phone

By Central, credit card fraud, credit card number, Data Security Standards, Financial, Insurance, Loss Control, over the phone, PCI DSS, Personal, Prevention, Risk Management, Service

Did you know that credit card fraud is one of the fastest-growing forms of identity theft? According to businesswire.com, credit card fraud losses were over $20 billion in 2019. A significant portion of that fraud resulted from over-the-phone transacti…

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Make Sure Your Summer Isn’t a Bummer – Insure Your Fun!

By all-terrain vehicles, antique autos, ATVs, Auto, boat insurance, boats, Central, classic autos, golf carts, Insurance, jet skis, motor homes, Personal, personal umbrella policy, personal watercraft, personally-owned golf carts, recreational vehicles, rental cars, summer rentals, swimming pools, vacation homes

It’s time to put the boat on the lake and get the ATVs out of storage. It’s also a great time to check with your insurance agent to make sure your summer fun items are properly protected. Here are some…

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Your Ultimate Spring and Summer Home Maintenance Guide

By carbon monoxide, clean windows, cleaning gutters, drainage system, fire extinguisher, garbage disposal, Home, home maintenance, home repairs, Household Inventory, Insurance, lawn, Personal, Prevention, range hood, roof inspection, seasonal house maintenance, smoke detectors, trim trees, water leak

Here’s a comprehensive home maintenance checklist that can help you stay on top of things as the spring season begins to wind down and the summer season is just around the corner! Monthly Home Maintenance and Repairs According to American…

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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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Don’t Just Throw it Out: How to Protect the Environment and Your Personal Data

By Cyber, cyber security, cybercriminals, CyberScout, donate, Earth Day, electronics, identity fraud, Insurance, Internet, Personal, personal data, Prevention, protecting your data, recycle, Technology

As the popularity of the internet and electronic devices continues to grow, so do the number of places where cybercriminals can find—and steal—our personal data. The rise in device ownership is also creating an enormous amount of e-waste. The World…

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