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Ready Your Refusal Scripts!

Ready Your Refusal Scripts! posted on Feb 20

  Sadly, we’ve all heard stories about elderly men and women who have been solicited or scammed. So it should come as no surprise that some reports indicate an estimated $37 billion is lost annually due to elder fraud.  The goal of all scammers is   …Continue Reading Ready Your Refusal Scripts!

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There’s Plenty of Fish in the Sea… Including scammers: The Dangers of Online Dating Scams posted on Feb 12

There’s Plenty of Fish in the Sea… Including scammers: The Dangers of Online Dating Scams

There’s Plenty of Fish in the Sea… Including scammers: The Dangers of Online Dating Scams Many Americans are turning to the internet in order to search for love. Online dating and dating apps are the new wave of the future for both younger generations and   …Continue Reading There’s Plenty of Fish in the Sea… Including scammers: The Dangers of Online Dating Scams

Optional Insurance Coverage: Homeowners posted on Feb 6

Optional Insurance Coverage: Homeowners

From flood insurance to personal property endorsements, many consumers are unaware of the optional insurance coverage plans they can purchase for their home. Every home and individual homeowner need is different, but consumers can choose coverage they need to protect what makes their property unique.   …Continue Reading Optional Insurance Coverage: Homeowners

Protect your child’s identity and future: What you need to know about Child ID Theft posted on Jan 30

Protect your child’s identity and future: What you need to know about Child ID Theft

  Many of us have experienced that moment of panic upon learning that our personal or financial information has been compromised. Will the thieves use my financial information and drain my accounts? Will they use my identity to open new accounts and ruin my credit?   …Continue Reading Protect your child’s identity and future: What you need to know about Child ID Theft

Don’t Be Lured by Phishing Scams posted on Jan 29

Don’t Be Lured by Phishing Scams

  Are you receiving emails or texts from an individual or company that you know but something seems a little fishy?  Perhaps a friend wants you to review a google document but it’s just a link with no text in the body of the email.   …Continue Reading Don’t Be Lured by Phishing Scams

National Data Privacy Day! posted on Jan 28

National Data Privacy Day!

January 28th is national data privacy day, an important day to serve as a reminder to consumers to take steps to protect their data privacy online. Cybersecurity awareness is important because being vigilant can keep you and your information safe. Today, take some time to   …Continue Reading National Data Privacy Day!