Attention Allegheny County Attorneys – Probate Bonds Available

E. R. Munro and Company in downtown Pittsburgh, represents excellent surety companies ready to deliver a full range of coverage on probate and judicial bonds. From administrator, conservator, executor, trustee and personal representative bonds, to replevin, temporary restraining order and other bonds, E. R. Munro and Company delivers top-notch bonding services. For more information on […]

Imposter Scams on the Rise

For the first time, the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, 2018 has identified imposter scams as the top consumer fraud complaint received in 2018. The driving factor beyond the growth of imposter scams is an increase in fraudsters falsely claiming to be from a government agency, such as the Internal Revenue […]

Home Insurance Fraud Scheme Dismantled in Florida

An insurance fraud scheme in Miami-Dade – the type of scam that leads to increased insurance premiums for all consumers – has been dismantled, according to officials. Nine people have been arrested over the $600,000 Miami-Dade homeowners insurance fraud scheme. The arrests were the result of a year-long fraud investigation named “Operation Rubicon.” “Arrests include […]

Protecting Your Valuables From Flooding

A flood can strike anywhere. Dramatic weather patterns and land development are reducing the earth’s capacity for water absorption and increasing the risk of floods – even for homes that aren’t near water. Here are a few tips for how to keep water out of your basement or home and away from your valuables. Make […]

Yes, you live in a flood zone

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). If you don’t have flood insurance, this should be the year to seriously consider buying it. Floods are the most common and destructive natural disaster in the United States and have affected all 50 states in the past five years. According to […]

Dog Bites Down in 2018, Claims Increase Among Children Under 1 Year

Every year, more than 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs with 800,000 of these bites serious enough to require medical care. Over the past year, the number of dog bite claims has decreased by nine percent and the amount paid has decreased by seven percent, according to the Insurance Information Institute. However, the number […]

Protecting Yourself When Buying a Used Vehicle From a Private Owner

You’ve found the perfect vehicle that’s for sale by a private owner. The price is right and you’re anxious to get the deal done. Save yourself some headaches down the road and before handing over your cash, get the VIN number first and run a check. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) allows people to […]

Warning Signs for Identity Theft

There are a number of clues that someone has stolen your information: You see withdrawals from your bank account that you can’t explain. You don’t get your bills or other mail. Merchants refuse your checks. Debt collectors call you about debts that aren’t yours. You find unfamiliar accounts or charges on your credit report. Medical […]

Time for Inspection, Inspiration and Insurance

Now that spring is here, you’ll want to inspect your home for any damage caused by winter weather. Check your roof, siding, and foundation to see if repairs are needed. Remember, damage to your home from problems that are caused from wear and tear aren’t covered under your homeowners insurance. Deal with potential issues by […]

Preventing Construction Site Thefts

Construction equipment and material theft is big business and it’s growing. Estimates say that theft and vandalism account for more than $1 billion a year in losses and other costs to builders. Construction job site theft losses are more than just the costs of losing expensive equipment and materials. Contracts have to pay to replace […]