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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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5 Tips for Road Tripping During a Global Pandemic

By Apple Pay, applications, Auto, face mask, Google Pay, Insurance, Personal, planning a road trip, Prevention, road safety, road safety tips, road trip, roadside assistance, smartphone

Many of us look forward to summer all year. Hot, sunny weather, hanging out by the pool/pond, campfires at night, and maybe even going with friends or family on vacation! But this summer will be much different considering we are…

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Now Might Be the Perfect Time for an Account Review

By Adequate coverage, adequate protection, agent, annual insurance review, Auto, Business, business owner, Claims, Commercial, Home, Household Inventory, independent agent, independent insurance agent, Insurance, insurance program, insurance review, Liability, liability exposures, owning a business, Personal, personal assets, Prevention, protection, Umbrella

If you’re like many of the people I’ve spoken with over the past couple of weeks, your life is beginning to return back to a revised sense normalcy, which is a good thing considering you’re probably starting to run short…

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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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It’s That Time of Year: Prepare Your boat!

By boat, boat inspection, boat insurance, boat safety, boating, boats, first aid kit, inspection, Insurance, life jacket, Personal, Prevention, Risk Management, safety kit, Safety Tips, sailboat, Umbrella, US Coast Guard, water safety, watercraft, Weather

As the weather heats up, many people are getting excited to head to the lake, river, or ocean to go boating! While there is nothing more enjoyable than a day on the boat, a good time can quickly go bad…

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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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Preventing the Risk of Distracted Driving

By Accident, Auto, cell phone, cell phones, Central, discounts, distracted driver, distracted driving, Distracted Driving Awareness, Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Education, Insurance, passengers, Personal, Prevention, Saving Money, smart phone, smartphone, teen driver, teenSMART

Distracted driving is something that some of us forget to think twice about. Consider your daily commute or your weekly trip to the grocery store. These are routes you have taken so often and are comfortable with. You probably change…

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Extra Time on Your Hands? Why Not Spring into Spring?

By air conditioner, air conditioner maintenance, gutters, Home, home maintenance, home repair, homeowners, Household Inventory, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, roof, roof inspection, spring, storms, trees, windows

Spring has always been one of my favorite seasons. All winter I look forward to planting flowers, the warmer weather, and my birthday! But spring also brings rain, storms, and other perils that could cause damage to your home. Most…

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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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