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Theft Prevention

Four Things to Know About Taxes and Identity Theft

In 2014, almost 18 million people in the United States were victims of identity theft. Two-thirds of them said they suffered a direct financial loss because of it, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). During tax season, your personal information is particularly vulnerable. After all,

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Insure Your Valentine’s New Jewelry

Valentine’s Day is near, and love is in the air. Well, love and a few other things, such as chocolates, romantic dinners, candy hearts that say Be Mine – and, of course, jewelry. It’s exciting to receive jewelry from a loved one or to give it as

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How Safe Are Your Valuables?

Think fast – your tax return from 2012, where is it? How about your grandmother’s diamond watch? Is it in a secure place? Having a home safe means that not only are important documents and valuables protected from fire and theft, but that you also know exactly

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A Few Tips for the College-Bound

Chances are, if you have a child going into college this fall, your summer has been full of shopping lists, campus visits, and worrying. College is expensive enough without the added cost of unexpected accidents or theft, not covered by your insurance policy. If you have a

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Travel Smarter with Your Smartphone

Gone are the days when you had to take maps, a translation dictionary, and a bulky camera on international trips; instead, we now have all of that in one handy device: a smartphone. While they are (probably) the most useful piece of technology you own, there are

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Criminal Minds

Do not be the victim of a false sense of security just because your community has Fidelity coverage. Community associations are non-profit organizations governed by volunteers, therefore they need unique coverages. Take a closer look at your Fidelity policy.

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Safety Tips When Taking Deliveries or Getting Repairs At Your Home

A client called O’Connor Insurance about a loss due to theft. Some valuables had been stolen. Some weeks later, the theft was traced to a person working for their landscape company who had been allowed into the house to use the restroom. Several of the items were

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Strategies to Stop Car Thieves

A client of O’Connor Insurance shared some insight about car theft. His family had had not one, but two vehicles stolen, taken for a joyride, and left to be discovered by the police. In the first theft, the driver had left a minivan idling in the street

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Beware Strangers On The Phone

I picked up my cell phone after a ring or two, even though I did not recognize the number. “Is this Karen?” the young woman’s voice said. I was about to answer when she spoke smoothly and quickly, “this call may be recorded for quality assurance.” “Who

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