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6 Ways to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

6 Ways to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

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,

  • Consumer Alerts
  • May 12, 2022
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Horizon Actuarial Data Breach

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

  • Consumer Alerts
  • May 11, 2022
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Private Medicare Wrongful Denial of Insurance Claims

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. In spite of the legally

  • Consumer Alerts
  • May 9, 2022
Data Breaches & Cryptocurrency: Are You at Risk? - crypto board

Data Breaches & Cryptocurrency: Are You at Risk?

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

  • Consumer Alerts
  • May 9, 2022
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Common Scams to Avoid

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. More often than not

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Apr 21, 2022
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Insurance Companies Wrongfully Deny Homeowners Insurance Claims From Quarry Blasting Damage

Felt a rumble in your home? Started to notice small cracks in your walls? You aren’t alone. Many South Florida residents are suffering from the strong blasts at nearby quarries. South Florida is a quarry haven, with quarries in Miami like White Rock and the Atlantic Civil/SDI Quarry. But the

  • Legal News , Consumer Alerts , Insurance
  • Apr 19, 2022
What to do if you were part of a data breach

What to do if my information was stolen in a data breach?

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

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Apr 11, 2022
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Is TurboTax Free? What You Should know.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently challenged Intuit’s “free” filing claims for TurboTax as deceptive. Who isn’t attracted to something advertised as “free?“ Particularly when it’s something of value that consumers need annually to meet their respective obligations to file tax returns.

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  • Apr 6, 2022
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TIPS TO PROTECT INFORMATION ON YOUR CELL PHONE, COMPUTER, AND OTHER DEVICES

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

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Apr 4, 2022
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How to Keep Your Children Safe After the Abbott Baby Formula Recall

The FDA has cautioned parents to avoid three popular baby formula brands made by manufacturer Abbott following reports of four newborns who developed bacterial infections after ingesting their products and required hospital treatment. The affected products, Similac, Alimentum, and Elecare, were

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Feb 25, 2022
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Holiday Scams to Avoid This Season

Between the decorations and the time with family, you’ll likely be searching online and making a few stops at stores and to pick up gifts for your loved ones, but there are a few things you should be aware of before you join the crowds of holiday shoppers. Unfortunately, this time of year is just

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Dec 15, 2021
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Is Your Baby Formula Safe?

Premature babies often require additional nutrition to support their development and offset their low birth weight. Most doctors will recommend a baby formula for premature children, but recent evidence has linked some brands of baby formula to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a potentially deadly

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Oct 20, 2021
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How to Protect Yourself From Recalls

Products are recalled from store shelves when there’s enough evidence to suggest that they may be causing more harm than good to the consumers that use them. This frequently happens, so much so that you might feel you’re always behind the curve with the latest product recalls. However, some very

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Sep 29, 2021
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This is What Elmiron Users Need To Know About Their Health

Patients who were prescribed Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) to treat their interstitial cystitis (IC) may have another health problem to worry about after it was revealed that the medication is associated with vision-threatening retina damage.  The link between Elmiron and an eye

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Sep 28, 2021
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The Boppy Co. Baby Pillow Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently issued a recall for 3.3 million baby pillow loungers after they caused eight infants to suffocate while sleeping. The manufacturer of the products, the Boppy Company, has sold these products since 2004, but they started to cause issues in

  • Consumer Alerts
  • Sep 28, 2021