Category Archives: Identity 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Recycle Electronics – But Protect Your Personal Data

10
Jan
2012

When speaking of Electronics Recycling, the question of data security is not far behind.  Awareness and vigilance are your best friends when it comes to keeping your personal information safe.  Here are some ways to protect yourself: Disposing of Old […]


5 Ways To Protect Yourself Against Phishing Scams

9
Sep
2011

You may be familiar with this scenario: You fire up your computer to check e-mail.  Of the dozens of e-mails you received in the past few hours, maybe a handful come from friends.  Some come from alerts or feeds you may subscribe to, or retailers […]


Do You Protect Your Identity?

13
May
2011

Earlier this week, PEMCO Insurance released a study that shows that younger folks – despite their reputation for being tech-savvy – leave themselves more vulnerable to identity theft than those aged 55 and above.  88% of older residents report having […]


5 Ways to Protect Your ID During Tax Season

9
Mar
2011

With forms, deadlines and confusing laws on top of your day-to-day responsibilities, ID Theft may be the last thing on your mind this tax season.  Which might explain why identity thieves have made tax season their ‘prime-time’. There is no […]