Tag Archives: Identity Theft Protection

3 Types of Insurance that College Students Need

3 Types of Insurance that College Students Need

By Richard A. McGrath, CIC, LIA It’s getting closer to back to school time, which means parents are busy buying their kids the essentials for college life, from bed sheets and toiletries to snacks and food for the mini fridge. However, most likely you’re forgetting about an important item to review that isn’t included on […]

Read More Comments Off on 3 Types of Insurance that College Students Need

Identity Theft and Fraud: It can happen to anyone

Identity Theft and Fraud It can happen to anyone

By Richard A. McGrath, CIC, LIA A recent study conducted by analysts at WalletHub, found that your level of vulnerability to identity theft and fraud may actually depend on what state you live in. According to the study, Massachusetts was ranked as the fourth highest state overall, and tied for the highest average loss amount […]

Read More Comments Off on Identity Theft and Fraud: It can happen to anyone

Keep Your Personal Information Safe

By Richard McGrath, CIC, LIA We still don’t know the extent of the damage done by Chinese hackers, who were able to steal information about more than four million employees from the computers of the U.S. Office of Personnel and Management. The latest revelation is that the theft may have also included the Social Security […]

Read More Comments Off on Keep Your Personal Information Safe

Top 5 Types of Fraud

Top 5 Types of Fraud

Insurance protects the things that matter most to us: our families, our homes, our businesses, our lives. But what about the one thing that defines who we are, our identity. We live in an age where there is a heavy reliance on technology. This makes us vulnerable to all kinds of fraudulent activity, such as […]

Read More Comments Off on Top 5 Types of Fraud

Cyber Security Threats Are Here to Stay

Target’s recent security breach of 40 million credit and debit card numbers has most consumers scrambling to take measures towards protecting their private information and accounts. Unfortunately, in a world that revolves around technology, cyber security breaches are inevitable because hackers are evolving at the same rate, if not faster, than the technology protective services […]

Read More Comments Off on Cyber Security Threats Are Here to Stay

Beware the Stolen Identity

By Megan Cooney, Marketing Assistant In this day and age, identity theft is nothing new. However, with more transactions taking place over the Internet and private account information being stored online, this criminal act is becoming more common. Everyone, even the big-name companies, is vulnerable to identity theft. Last week, Adobe made a public statement […]

Read More Comments Off on Beware the Stolen Identity

Protecting Your Personal Information to Prevent Identity Theft

By Richard A. McGrath, CIC, LIA You hopefully know how important it is to insure your most valuable possessions, such as your home, your car and your jewelry.  But what about your most valuable possession of all – your identity? Identity theft insurance is becoming more popular because identity theft is becoming more common.  The […]

Read More Comments Off on Protecting Your Personal Information to Prevent Identity Theft

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

By Richard A. McGrath, CIC, LIA What may be the most rapidly growing crime in the world hardly even existed 20 years ago. The growth of the Internet and increasing use of technology that identifies us as numbers has resulted in the rise of identity theft, which affected nearly 10 million Americans in 2008, according […]

Read More Comments Off on Protect Yourself from Identity Theft