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  1. Why You Should Limit Sharing On Social Media

    Identity theft comes in different flavours. These days, social media has taken the spotlight. Online identity theft is now more than just email scams or wiring money from one account to another. Through social media identity theft, another person could destroy your reputation, your career and your entire life. It’s just like what happened to the Director of Sullivan County school district, Dr. Jubal Yennie. Based on the report,

    The Twitter account was created with the name and photo of Dr. Jubal Yennie, Director of the Sullivan County school district. The account has since been deleted but the tweets sent in Yennie’s name were reported to be of an embarrassing nature and not appropriate for a school administrator.
    It was Ira Trey Quesenbery III, 18 years of age, who did this identity theft crime of humiliation to Dr. Yennie. The director reported the crime and eventually, Quesenbery was booked by the authorities. If an 18-year-old could accomplish such a feat, what more could much experienced identity thieves do to you through social media?

    How could this happen? Well, it’s easy to notice how open people are in social media sites. They share a lot of information to complete strangers. These masked strangers then use the data they gather to assume the lives of or steal from their newly found “friends”.Considerations in Interacting on Social Media Sites

    There is a means for everyone to prevent id theft as they continue to interact with people on these sites. The following are some of the important considerations that you should have in maintaining your social media accounts:Limit your publicly displayed information

    You shouldn’t post your address, phone numbers or date of birth on your wall. Doing so puts you at a higher level of risk. Criminals do not get discouraged with just bits of information. They will keep on digging until they have what they need. Delete your personal information on your accounts so that you don’t become a victim.You’re more at risk now if you’re on mobile

    If you use a Smartphone, then you should take extra care with your on-the-go transactions. Always use complicated passwords. You should also avoid making financial transactions when you’re using public Wi-Fi hotspots because they are unsecure. Never be too open in social networks even with very close, long-time friends

    People who are too comfortable with social media use might provide sensitive information, such as account numbers and passwords, to others. You can never know who intercepts these valuable data bits. Avoid doing this. You should just meet up and discuss important details in person.Be careful with applications

    Mobile applications for your smartphones and social media sites could very well carry viruses that help the thief access your gadget and your account as well.Identity theft protection is possible even if you think you have no escape from identity thieves. You just have to do your part and be aware of the signs of identity theft and monitor your credit with diligence. Signs could be unusual charges on your credit cards or unauthorized activity in your bank accounts. It’s okay to be outgoing and friendly on social media. Just understand that you could be prey to the constantly prowling identity thieves if you’re not careful.

    Amy is an active blogger who is fond of sharing interesting finance related articles to encourage people to manage and protect their finances. She also covers topics on credit card fraud detection and online credit card fraud prevention that can help people prevent themselves from credit theft and scams.

     

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  2. Sump Pumps Maintenance, Repair and Installations

    Excessive water in your home or business can result to unforeseen yet unnecessary damages. With a sump pump, you can effectively eliminate this threat and help protect your home or businesses more. Excessive water can be due to a heavy storm, continued accumulation of daily moisture or groundwater. This accumulation does not only cause damage, but it is also very stressful. At Emergency Plumbing Arizona, we provide the services needed to get rid of this accumulation. In most cases, this accumulation is at the lower ground and basement floors. If it has been raining all night and you wake up to find your basement is flooded, the sure thing is to call the specialists.

    Even though you might be able to do it yourself, it is not recommended. Experience in any job is vital and this is what we bring to you. Having been in the business for over five years, our plumbers have built on sufficient experience to not only remove that accumulated water, but also address the cause. In addition, we have a variety of primary sump pumps and back up to ensure that, nothing stand in the way of getting that water out.

    How does a sump pump work to remove any water accumulations? If the source of this water is due to underground water, which accumulates in your lower parts of your business complex or home, you need to have a standby machine that eliminates it before accumulation. At Emergency Plumbing Arizona, we have the professional knowledge needed to install this system and ensure that, the problem of water accumulating at your basement and destroying your property is dealt with once and for all. Sump pump siphons the excess water and removes it from your property through a discharge hose. Sump pumps has two options; above ground or below ground. For the first option (above), the pump used is referred to as a pedestal sump pump. This is placed above the ground and only the siphoning hoses are put into the accumulated water. The advantage of this type of pump is that, it is easy to access in case of repair or periodical plumbing maintenance practices. The second option is the submersible sump pump, which sits below the water level. If water accumulation problem is in your home or office, where a silent environment is required, then submissive is the type to install. However, it is hard to access in case of repairs.

    In some cases, sump pump may fail; this is why a back up is important. A back up can be installed separately or in combination with the primary pump. To install a back up is easy and cost effective. First, a backup is powered up with a battery or water.

    The other important thing to consider when draining water using sump pump is where you drain it. Most municipals have guidelines, which are to be factored in when considering where to discharge the water, especially if it is much.

    To have your sump pump installed professional and in line with municipal requirements, contact a professional plumbing service in your area. 

    Click here to learn more about qualified plumbers in your area.

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