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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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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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Quarantine Fatigue Is Real And It Could Kill Your Company

By Business, Central, cloud based services, cloud storage, Commercial, computer, Cyber, cyber attack, cyber crime, cyber security, CyberScout, cybersecurity, data backup, Employees, fatigue, firmware, Home, Insurance, malware, multi-factor authentication, pandemic, Personal, phishing, Prevention, quarantine, quarantine fatigue, scam, scammers, scams, software, Technology, work from home, working from home

Quarantine fatigue is not only sending people to crowded bars. We’re all getting tired of it—call it quaran-tigue—and that could spell trouble on the cybersecurity front. Multiple studies and articles of late have noted a trend that could have serious….

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Scammers are Targeting Your Government Relief!

By Business, Cyber, cyber crime, cyber criminals, cyber security, cybercrime, CyberScout, Financial, Insurance, Personal, personal information, Prevention, scam, scammers, social security number

Cyber-scammers and hackers around the world are working hard right now because they know they have a great opportunity to do what they do best. It’s sad, but scammers are using government relief initiatives to scam people of their money…

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Stay Cyber Secure When Connecting Remotely

By Business, Commercial, Communication, computer attacks, Cyber, cyber hygiene, cyber risk, cyber security, cyberattack, CyberScout, cybersecurity, data, Employees, hackers, Insurance, Internet, malware, malware attack, mobile security, Personal, phishing, Prevention, ransomware, scam, secure, security, smishing, Technology, vishing, webcam

COVID-19 has forced people from their workplaces and schools. Working from home and homeschooling means that millions of Americans are using video conferencing for the first time. With this surge in new users, there will be many cybersecurity challenge…

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