Safety

Other Things Burglars Don’t Want You to Know In our last blog post, we talked about several things that burglars don’t want you to know, such as how they prefer to target homes that have unlocked doors and windows, and that when they “case” potential target...

How to protect yourself from credit card fraud A few years ago, we had a client who learned that her debit card had been skimmed. She didn’t experience any major losses, but she figured out something was amiss when she was checking her bank statement. As...

In our last blog post we talked about two common ways that thieves try to steal your personal information: phishing emails and credit card skimming devices. But what happens if your personal information is stolen through no fault of your own? Data breaches If you follow the news,...

  In the year 2017, statistics show that nearly 1 in 15 people became victims of identity theft. Identity theft happens when someone gets their hands on your personal information, including your address, driver’s license number and/or social security number, and uses that information to open...

If you discover that you’ve fallen victim to fraud, you must move swiftly and diligently. Additionally, you should obtain copies of items such as police reports, fraud department email correspondence, fraudulent billing documents, related files, and recovery plans. Make a list of every person you’ve...

The era of online shopping has made shopping a lot more convenient, but before going online to shop, it is important to be aware of ways to not leave your personal information vulnerable to hackers. Here are some tips to keep your information safe: Skip the...

Nobody wants to think about the possibility of being attacked, but according to a recent Gallup poll, close to 45 percent of women say they do not feel safe walking outdoors near their home at night. Women between ages of 18 to 29 feel especially...

There are few things worse than the moment when you realize someone broke into your garage and snatched some of your valuable belongings. If you’ve ever experienced theft, you know what this is like—you feel helpless and violated. And when you’re preparing to move, there’s...