Identity TheftA Personal Insurance Update Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the world.  The rate in which consumers conduct business online is also increasing.  Online shopping is growing at an all-time high, and most people pay bills and do banking online.  All these factors lead to identity theft concerns for everyone.  Your personal insurance may or may not cover some level of identity theft. Call our office to get a free personal insurance review. We can offer identity theft coverage. Here are a few proven ways to reduce the possibility of identity theft.
  • Keep your computer software up to date.
  • Use strong passwords and change them regularly.
  • Use the latest security software.
  • Keep all important documents under lock and key.
  • Do not over share your activity on social media.
  • Check your credit report annually.
  • Never use your computer on an open network.
  • Reduce your junk email by opting out of offers you do not need.
  • Never open an email from a source you do not know.
  • Always destroy your paper mail before you place it in the garbage.
  • Never give your personal information to a phone solicitor.
Choosing the right coverage for your home depends on a number of factors. You generally need enough insurance to cover the cost of rebuilding your home and replacing your personal possessions. The homeowners policy also provides personal liability insurance to defend you in the event of a lawsuit. At J.S. Edwards & Sherlock, we can help you find a plan that suits your specific needs.