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COVID-19 Scams: Protect Yourself and Your Family from These Rapidly Spreading Scams

By auto-repair fraud, Central, COVID-19, cyber, false claim, fraud rings, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, scammers, scams, staged accidents, Vaccine

As if a global pandemic isn’t bad enough, fraudsters are trying to take advantage of this tragedy by scamming the general public. Former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said in regards to these scams, “A pandemic is a time when…

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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 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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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

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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Identity Theft: One Subject You Don’t Want to Learn at College

By coverage for college student, credit card, cyber, cyber crime, cyber security, CyberScout, Education, friendly-fraud, identity fraud, identity theft, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, scams, stolen identity, student away at school, student identity, Technology

As students head off to school this fall, they need to stay vigilant against the scams, schemes, and tricks of identity fraudsters. Student identity theft is on the rise, all around the world. Like most predators, identity thieves like to…

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Protect Yourself While Shopping Online

By applications, Business, Commercial, credit card, credit cards, cyber, Cyber Insurance, cyber security, cybersecurity, fraud, hackers, Insurance, Internet, internet safety, Liability, liability coverage, liability insurance, online, online payment, online safety, online shopping, Prevention, protect online privacy, retail, Risk Management, Technology

These unprecedented times have left many of us with only one way to shop: online. Many online businesses have benefited from consumers “sheltering in place” with an influx of buyers shopping via apps and the internet. I am sure that I…

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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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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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