We've all heard about personal identity theft and how it is rising dramatically. Have you ever heard of business identity theft? Well, it's happening more and more but there are steps you, as a small business owner, can take to battle it from ever happening to your firm.
There's been a dramatic increase in identity theft. What you may not know is that as a small business owner, you are more likely than most to become a target. How can you protect yourself and your small business? We have some thoughts for you.
Learn about simple ways to safeguard sensitive information and protect your customers from identity theft.
Your business mail contains information that, if stolen, could adversely affect your company or your customers. There are a wide range of proactive steps your business can take to lower the risk of that happening to you.
Build strong relationships with your vendors; not only will you and your vendors benefit, but you can also avoid falling victim to vendor and employee fraud.
Learn the basics of keeping your offices and workplace safe and secure for employees, clients and customers.
Screening or background checks candidates can help you avoid making hiring mistakes and putting the safety and security of your company at risk.
Learn how to identify fraudulent activity by making simple, periodic checks of key processes, accounts, and assets.
Implement these safeguards to protect you and your business from dishonest employees, clients or customers.
Credit cards have become a way of life for your family. Now, small business use is also at an all time high. We've all heard about credit card threats that individuals can face, and the same holds true for your company card. We have some ideas on how to safeguard your business.
Your employees are your best line of defense against internal and external fraud; learn how to train them to safeguard your company and your customers.
Best Practices for businesses performing online transactions.
Here's what your small business can do to make sure you're not the next victim.
Diligently following these simple steps to safeguard your computer will minimize your risk of becoming a victim of computer hacking.
In this digital and mobile age, we now see small businesses making enormously increased use of cell phones and other devices to handle everyday business. These devices are a great tool, but, like all tools, they need to be protected. Here are some thoughts on steps you can take.
Avoiding phishing attacks requires being alert to the signs of fraudulent requests. Do not respond to any request for personal and financial information without verifying the legitimacy of the source.
The Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) is a scam targeting businesses working with foreign suppliers and businesses that regularly perform wire transfer payments.
An evolving scam has resulted in significant financial loss for many companies. This bulletin provides an outline of activities to look out for as well as tips you can use to educate employees.
The Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of Realtors® are warning home buyers and real estate professionals about an email and money wiring scam.
Take care to make sure you are on a government website before submitting any identifiable information that can lead to identity theft.
The FBI reminds shoppers in advance of the holiday shopping season to beware of cyber criminals and their aggressive and creative ways to steal money.
Law enforcement personnel and public officials may be at an increased risk of cyber attacks.
College students across the United States have been targeted to participate in work-from-home scams.
Even though defacement of websites by those sympathetic to ISIL is considered low level hacking, it still disruptive and costly to fix the defacement.
The terrorist attack in Paris may unleash scammers to solicit money from the public. Read here what red flags to watch out for before donating.
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