Category Archives: ID theft

How To Prevent ID Theft During The Holiday Season

21
Nov
2014

Ho ho ho!  Are you getting ready to play “Christmas Elf” and fulfill wishes for loved ones this holiday season?  We advise you to be careful and shop wisely!!  Seasonal busyness and increased personal and financial stress often lead shoppers […]


It’s Tax ID Theft Awareness Week! Protect Yourself with These 9 Tips

14
Jan
2014

It’s Tax ID Theft Awareness Week, and your team at McClain Insurance Services stands ready to help spread the word about how you can protect yourself.  Learn more about this common crime in this press release by the Federal Trade […]


Free Document Shredding and Cell Phone Recycling Event on October 19th, 2013

11
Oct
2013

Recycling sensitive papers and documents can be a chore, but not with McClain Insurance Services and the Better Business Bureau of Western Washington! Citizens are invited to bring sensitive documents to a FREE on-site shredding event, hosted at the McClain […]


Protect Yourself, Washington! Do NOT Use Your Debit Card in These 4 Places!

20
May
2013

To debit or to credit, that is the question. Philosophies on this topic vary:  Some folks believe in using (and paying off monthly) credit cards for their benefits, air-miles-per-dollar-spent, warranty benefits, or fraud protection.  Others are staying away from the […]


Steps To Prepare Old Electronics for Recycling: Computers and Cell Phones

19
Mar
2013

Just in time for Earth Day, the team at McClain Insurance Services is excited to host, for the second time, a free Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, April 13th, 2013 from 10am – 2pm. The event will be held at […]


5 Ways to Protect Your Identity

10
Oct
2012

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the US: 11 million consumers were affected nationwide in 2011.  To put this number in context, consider that only 7 US States even have a population of 11 million or more! Identity […]


Shredding Event, ID Theft Awareness Fair and Cell Phone Recycling on 10/20/12

5
Oct
2012

As summer comes to an end, wouldn’t it feel good to de-clutter the garage before the stormy Northwest winter season?  Recycling sensitive papers and materials can be a chore, but not with McClain Insurance Services and the Better Business Bureau […]


Car Thieves May Not Just Be After Your Car – 9 Tips To Keep Up With Their Tricks

18
Jun
2012

Did you know that three cars are stolen every minute in the US? Every 24 seconds, a car finds a “new owner” – and just the other morning, one of our customers called because his car had been stolen from his driveway […]


How Secure Is YOUR Cell Phone?

25
May
2012

Earlier this year, the number of smartphone users in the US passed the “magic” threshold of 100 million – and it’s likely to grow.  Are you one of them? Our smartphones have become our lifelines.  There’s not much we don’t do […]


Don’t Fall for Valentine Tricks this Month

10
Feb
2012

Valentine’s Day is not just for lovebirds anymore:  The holiday has become popular among spouses, family members, kids and friends, making it the second most popular card sending holiday in the US (right after Christmas.) Unfortunately, as with so many […]