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How to protect yourself from fraud

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Whether you’re planning a much-anticipated remodeling project or facing repairs to fix damage from a storm, hiring a contractor can be a daunting and nerve-wracking task. While most contractors are trustworthy, some are guilty of taking advantage of vulnerable homeowners – especially when the repairs involve an insurance claim.

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Back to school: Some things don’t change

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Continued effects of the coronavirus pandemic seem to assure that this will be a back-to-school season like no other. While every community and school district is likely to have its own protocols to cope with the threat of COVID-19, other experiences are universal and unchanging. Review our blog posts from prior years for safety and insurance tips that are especially important as school resumes.

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International travel is back, but extra steps needed

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International travel is once again a possibility for many people. While it is always exciting to visit new countries, you must heed some key tips before visiting, and the global pandemic has added to the list.

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Entrust storm repairs to honest contractors

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When businesses and homeowners are desperate for help to repair and rebuild after a disaster such as a hurricane, tornado or wildfire, they seek assistance from anyone who will offer help. Unfortunately, there are scammers who prey on those emotions and take advantage of good people in their darkest hour.

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Tips to protect taxpayers from identity theftduring and after the pandemic

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Taxpayers, beware of fraudsters out to trick you for your information. Tax return identity theft has reached such epidemic proportions that it tops the list of the IRS’s Dirty Dozen Tax Scams. Here are tips the IRS wants you to know about identity theft so you can avoid becoming a victim.

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Cincinnati Insurance keeps your data privacy at the top of our priorities

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At Cincinnati, we don’t have to look far to see the importance of privacy. The Cincinnati Ethic — our principles for treating employees, customers, agents and business partners fairly — includes putting people first and living the golden rule every day. That’s why we treat your privacy the way we want our privacy to be treated. We do not sell personal information.

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Skiing: Is it worth the risk? A method to help you decide

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In both our business and personal lives, risk is unavoidable. But accepting risk needn’t be “all or nothing.” You have options for mitigating an identified risk, and the same principles you might use in assessing a business risk can be used in your personal life.

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