The Insurance Family Blog

Are You Smart with Your Smartphone?

Posted by Diana Scherff on November 13, 2015 at 3:59 PM

A Dallas insurance professional was recently mugged in broad daylight at a Dallas Area Rapid Transit station. As he was checking his iPhone for messages, two teenagers ran up to him, grabbed his brand-new phone, knocked him over, and sprinted away. He had 12 stitches on his face and 7 on his arm. His knee was also severely bruised. A Dallas police officer told him that they field 2-3 incidents like this per day.

A 48-year-old Dallas woman was looking at her cell phone as she began to cross the street a couple of

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Topics: Personal Umbrella, Personal Property Insurance, Personal Liability, Identity Theft Insurance

What is Identity Theft Insurance?

Posted by Susie Scherff on March 21, 2011 at 8:11 AM

Identity theft remains one of the fastest growing crimes in the country today.  Identity thieves have developed a number of ways to obtain your information - from the simple theft of a wallet to elaborate internet-based scams.  Simply put, identity theft insurance pays for the costs associated with identity theft and the time consuming process of cleaning up the mess left behind when somebody steals your identity.  It does not reimburse you for the money that is stolen from you.  Some insurance companies offer this coverage as part of your homeowners insurance or it can be added to your policy by endorsement. 

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Topics: Homeowners Insurance, Identity Theft Insurance