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Friday, 22 October 2021 17:18

How to Deal with Robotext Scams

Robotexts complaints were up 146% last year over the year before, according to the FTC1.

Chances are you have received a text message from an unknown sender – and most likely the message was from a scammer trying to trick you into giving them your sensitive information such as passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. With that information, scammers could gain access to your personal accounts, or they could sell your information to other scammers.

In this article, find out how to identify robotexts, which are also referred to as spam texts and SMS phishing. Learn what you can do about these unwanted text messages and how to report them.

 

How to Identify Robotext Messages

Scammers use a variety of ever-changing schemes, including:

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 16:03

7 Common Car Accidents and How to Help Avoid Them

Let’s face it: accidents happen. And when they do, you might be looking at car repairs and injuries as well as possible increases to your insurance premium. Safe driving can go a long way in keeping you and your family safe and your premium in check. Here are seven common car accidents and tips on how to help avoid them:

1. Rear-end Collisions

Rear-end collisions are a common reason for auto insurance claims. Whether you are the driver who hits a vehicle in front of you, or the driver who gets hit by a vehicle behind you, these accidents can often be avoided. Consider these tips:

  • Keep your distance. Drive far enough behind the car in front of you so you can stop safely. This is especially true in inclement weather. Stay at least three seconds behind the vehicle ahead of you, and longer if you’re in a heavier vehicle. Extend the timing when weather conditions are bad.
  • Drive strategically. Avoid situations that could force you to suddenly use your brakes. If a driver is following you too closely or isn’t paying attention, you might be rear-ended.
  • Don’t get distracted. Never take your eyes off the road to eat, read a text message or find your phone. If the driver ahead of you stops suddenly, it only takes a second or less of not paying attention to rear-end their vehicle.
  • Don’t drive when drowsy or under the influence. You’re more likely to make driving errors when you’re sleepy or impaired by drugs or alcohol.
Tuesday, 08 June 2021 01:43

2021 Summer Road Trips Resources

Is 2021 the year for your epic road trip vacation? 

Now that Covid-19 restrictions have been relaxed in most states, 2021 is shaping up to be the year of summer of road trips because it’s safer to travel in your own vehicle rather than by planes, trains, or buses, with people you don’t know.

And while it's great to get back to traveling, the pandemic isn’t over yet. Before you plan your summer road trip, familiarize yourself with these road trip resources.


Know the Local COVID-19 Guidelines

Most states have dropped or relaxed coronavirus-related restrictions. Generally, state government websites, such as Mass.gov, will provide you with the latest advisories and requirements along with these additional resources:

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