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Protect your family from identity theft after a tornado

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 17, 2014 8:22:00 AM

tornado damageAt this time of year, it’s common to see news reports with video footage of tornadoes touching down, destroying communities, and wreaking havoc with people’s lives. Unfortunately, each year tornadoes cause roughly $400 million in damages.

I’ve been fortunate; I’ve never personally experienced the devastation of a tornado. I can’t imagine how difficult it is for people to get their lives back on track after they lose everything. There’s so much for them to think about when trying to rebuild their lives.

If physical property, such as a house or car, is destroyed, people usually know they need to talk to representatives of their insurance company, their financial/lending institutions, etc. But what about identity theft? Financial information, along with other personal belongings, could be scattered for miles.

Identity Theft 911 is a partner of West Bend and a consultative provider of identity and data risk management. Matt Cullina, chief executive officer at IDentity Theft 911, recommends taking four steps after a disaster occurs. To learn more about those steps, visit his blog titled, "Four Identity Protection Tips After a Tornado."

To learn more about how to protect you and your family from severe weather, visit the links below.

Tornado safety tips before, during, and after the storm

Technology that can protect you and your family from severe weather

Do you have any tips you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them; please share them in the box below.


Note: Identity Theft 911 is now CyberScout

Topics: Family Safety, Identity Theft, Weather

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