Gifting ID Thieves

Social networking and other online sites are starting to offer services that allow users to send gift cards and knickknacks for events like birthdays, job promotions and anniversaries. As these social networking gifting programs, which mine for personal information, become more popular, could they present cybercrime or identity theft risks?

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Preserving Custom or Historic Homes

If you’re a homeowner, you probably don’t expect the unthinkable to happen. You’ve probably taken steps to keep your home safe, and a total loss from a fire or flood—well, that stuff happens to other people.
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Don’t Let Jewelry Theft Dim Holiday Sparkle

During this holiday season, shoppers will be buying more jewelry than at any other time of the year, including Valentine’s Day. According to an annual survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF), 15.2% of shoppers bought jewelry during this year’s … Continue reading

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Tree Health Checks

While many trees emerge seemingly unscathed from storms, that doesn’t mean they weren’t weakened. It’s always a good time for homeowners to perform an assessment of their trees’ health and have their trees evaluated by a certified arborist to protect … Continue reading

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Ho-Ho-Home Protection

As well as a happy season with your friends, family and loved ones, we also wish everyone a safe holiday.  The National Crime Prevention Council warns that families should be extra careful during the holidays, as potential thieves are aware of the many gifts … Continue reading

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From Flicker to Flame

The U.S. Fire Administration estimates there are 15,000 home candle fires each year, and December is the peak month. More than a third of home candle fires start in the bedroom and in one-fifth of home candle fires,  candles had … Continue reading

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