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Close to half of identity theft cases are the result of a lost or stolen wallet, checkbook, credit card or other physical document. But as online shopping becomes increasing popular, it can also pose an identity risk. 
 
Victims of identity theft are often left with lower credit scores and spend months or even years getting credit records corrected. They frequently have difficulty getting credit, obtaining loans and even finding employment. Victims of identity theft fraud often travel a long and frustrating road to recovery; depending on the severity of the identity theft fraud damage, the recovery process can take anywhere from a few weeks to several years.
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As a cyclist, you've chosen a sports activity that puts you on the road with a lot of vehicles.  No one needs to tell you that drivers have a... Read more >

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Fire is the largest single cause of property loss in the United States. This deadly peril kills several thousand Americans each year and causes over 15,000 injuries. Take these steps to reduce your risk of residential fires.

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Performing a registration or license renewal on MassRMV.com takes minutes. By reminding customers and maybe introducing customers for the first time to our online renewal services, the RMV is trying to keep more than half a million people from branch lines this fall. The RMV is encouraging all customers to visit MassRMV.com to determine their eligibility for an online transaction before getting in line at a local branch. Read more >

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Unfortunately, approximately 700 people die each year and over 100,000 people are injured annually due to ATV accidents. Injuries and accidents are particularly common for children under age 16. If you own an ATV or operate one, you should advise your insurance agent accordingly to verify that you have proper liability coverage and limits in place.  Read more >

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 The start of hurricane season is right around the corner (June 1 – November 30). So now’s the time to check your homeowners or renters insurance—and this handy list will make it easy to be sure you’re well-prepared in case a storm comes your way. Read more >

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The Massachusetts Legislature has passed a new law effective April 7, 2015 that requires drivers to turn on their headlights and taillights whenever t... Read more >

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When winter storms cause heavy accumulations of snow, property owners and residents of buildings with flat roofs need to be especially aware of the we... Read more >

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Anyone driving in Vermont needs to be aware that as of October 1, 2014, use of a cell phone while driving is banned. It is now illegal to use a cell p... Read more >

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The Massachusetts Division of Insurance has issued a Consumer Alert on the subject of Car-Sharing and Ride-Sharing Services. The alert stresses the im... Read more >

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The information provided in these articles are only general descriptions and should not be relied upon as complete, correct or accurate for your specific situation. All coverage informaiton is subject to policy provisions, endorsements and may be  subject to your meeting underwriting qualifications. Murphy Insurance Agency is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other noninsurance professional services. Consult an appropriate professional for advice regarding your own situation.