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Across the country, identity theft is becoming an increasingly frequent crime, especially near the end of the tax year. It’s vital that individuals take the appropriate measures to protect themselves from such a damaging situation. Identity theft can have a considerable impact on your life, including your personal finances and ability to take out credit in the future.
Keith Mitnik, a senior trial lawyer and part-owner of Morgan & Morgan, is one of the unique attorneys that only come about once in a generation. Beginning at the firm of Robertson, Williams, Mitnik, and McDonald, Mr. Mitnik has made leaps and bounds throughout his career and helped litigate numerous high-profile cases, including Casey Anthony’s civil trial and the suit by the Backstreet Boys against their former manager.
In November 2021, Horizon Actuarial Services, LLC was the subject of a data breach that exposed the personal information of approximately 194,195 clients. Names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and healthcare plan information were included in the breach, and Horizon only discovered the brief because the group of hackers reached out to the organization bragging about their malicious actions.
Health insurance is there to protect us in our times of greatest need. If you suffer an injury that’s covered by your insurance plan, you should be able to rest assured knowing that treatment won’t break the bank and that you’ll be on the road to recovery soon enough.
Our increased reliance on online business transactions has made it easier than ever for malicious cyber actors to infiltrate an organization’s network and steal sensitive information. Your personal information, such as your name, birthday, and other identifying data, can be used against you in a very damaging way, which is why we see data breaches and other cyber-crimes occur so frequently.
In our day to day lives, scams are all around us, with scammers ready to pounce on unsuspecting victims. Scams happen in a variety of ways, from receiving letters, texts, calls, or emails, and always with an intent to steal something from us, including our hard earned money.
Where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going Cannabis, marijuana, weed, pot—whatever you prefer to call it, you’ve likely seen its reputation change over time. Due to conflicting state and federal laws, decades of intentional misinformation, and a general lack of understanding of the drug, it can be easy to get lost between fact and fiction.
In the aftermath of a data breach, it is very important for anyone whose personal information that was publicly exposed to take steps to protect their credit and finances. While not exhaustive, the following list provides a number of actions that consumers should consider taking to protect themselves. 1. Put a fraud alert on your credit reports.
Increasingly cell-phones and computers have become essential to our personal and professional lives. As our devices store a lot of personal information, it’s essential to make sure that your computer, phone, and other connected devices are protected. The following are some simple steps to increase that protection. 1.Update your software
When you hear the term distracted driving, what do you think? Most people think of texting or using a cellphone to make a phone call. Distracted driving is more than cellphone usage behind the wheel though. Anything that steals your focus from the road is a distraction.
Cellphones. They have become a commonplace accessory. Many people seem to act like the phone is an extension of the person. Young and old alike are constantly using their cell phones for anything from placing a call to checking an email to playing a game.
When you have a car accident, you expect that insurance is going to cover the damages and medical expenses. After all, that’s what insurance is for, right? However, this isn’t always what happens. Sometimes insurance claims following a car accident are denied.