Stay On Top Of Business Email Compromise

July 11, 2016 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

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You’ve heard the old saying: “Don’t open an email from someone you don’t know.” You know that your employees understand how to spot a phishing scam with illegitimate hyperlinks or suspicious attachments with odd file extensions. But what if they receive an email that appears to come from your financial adviser, your business’ trusted vendor, …

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New Phishing, Scam Tactics Become Tougher To Detect

June 28, 2016 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

phishing and scams

Fraudsters are constantly looking for new methods of stealing personal information, making traditional ways to spot illegitimate sites or potential malware attacks ultimately useless. Graham Cluley reports the emergence of two new cyber crime tactics.Tactic #1: JavaScript RedirectPhishing has been a favored practice of criminals for decades. And why not? It has proven highly successful …

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Don’t Let Employee Identity Theft Become a Business Problem

June 13, 2016 | By:
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Business Post_June 2016

You don’t need to be the direct victim of an identity theft or fraud to become collateral damage. One in 12 Americans are affected by identity crimes each year. Your employees could be some of the millions that are affected by these crimes. As a result, your business could suffer as well.What is a business …

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Is Your Prospective Landlord Just a Con Artist?

June 3, 2016 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

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Identity Theft and Rental Properties Identity thieves have found a new sweet spot in the fraud landscape by steaking their claim in the rental property market.

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Are Hackers Putting Point-of-Sale Out to Pasture?

May 16, 2016 | By:
Posted in: Business Protection

Business Account Fraud Out to Pasture

Point-of-sale has received an extraordinary amount of attention over the past few years. A sort of celebrity by default — due to its widely publicized connection to countless data breaches throughout the U.S. Prior to all of this news, point-of-sale was primarily retail-industry vernacular.

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How to Spot a Fake Charity

May 9, 2016 | By:
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Fake Charity FIC

In March 2016, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) handed over their final verdict — a death sentence to scammers. After a lengthy review, the FTC forced The Cancer Fund of America (CFA) and Cancer Support Services to pay $76 million and hand over control of the organizations.

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Yikes! Your Small Business Is Missing Out on Real Prospects

April 15, 2016 | By:
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Are you looking for leads in all the wrong places?  When trying to attract new customers, your small business may consider purchasing a prospect list from a direct marketing company.

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Identity Thieves Seek Children’s Clean Credit

April 8, 2016 | By:
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Playing house is all fun and games, until your eight-year-old defaults on their second mortgage… The Identity Theft Resource Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to identity theft education, experienced a 300 percent increase in child identity theft inquires and reports in 2014.

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Want to Keep Your Small Business Going Strong? Avoid Tax Identity Theft

March 21, 2016 | By:
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Business Tax Identity Theft_March 2016

Among life’s inevitabilities, taxes are firmly planted — with income taxes becoming a permanent fixture in the U.S. in 1913. It was then that the 16th Amendment to the Constitution was created, giving Congress legal authority to tax the incomes of both individuals and businesses. With that single requirement grew many guidelines (updated regularly by the …

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