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Avoid Collision Towing and Repair Scams

  Unscrupulous and dishonest collision repair operators are key contributors to the nation’s insurance fraud problems. There are many types of collision repair fraud scams, ranging from airbag fraud to chop shops that dismantle and resell stolen vehicle parts, to…

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Through the Roof! How Roofing Scams Will Cost You

  In January 2020, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its 2019 Consumer Sentinel Network Report showing that they received a total of 23,963 reports from home repair, improvement, and product fraud. This is a staggering amount of fraud reported…

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Build a Strong Cybersecurity Culture through Employee Training

  Data breaches, hacks, and email fraud are hitting businesses of all sizes. It’s not just the big corporations like Equifax and Marriott International—all companies need to prioritize cybersecurity. According to one report, two-thirds of SMBs suffered a cyberattack in…

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Protect Your Online Retail Business

In my blog post, Protect Yourself While Shopping Online, I shared how to protect yourself as a consumer. Now, let’s talk about protecting your customers and yourself as a business owner. If you have any kind of online store where…

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Protect Yourself While Shopping Online

These unprecedented times have left many of us with only one way to shop: online. Many online businesses have benefited from consumers “sheltering in place” with an influx of buyers shopping via apps and the internet. I am sure that I…

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Fraud Awareness Week: Small Business

This week is International Fraud Awareness Week! And, Small Business Saturday is coming up next week! Why not talk about fraud in small business? Genius.

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The First Steps to Take After Your Identity Has Been Stolen

Original post authored by Assured Neace Lukens and shared with their permission.  Identity theft is becoming more and more common in today’s digital world.  If your personal information is stolen, it only takes thieves a matter of minutes to cause…

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Protecting Your Customers’ Private Information

It was early on a Sunday morning when I received an e-mail from my credit card company alerting me to a potentially fraudulent charge.  Apparently, someone in Texas was using my card number to purchase home remodeling materials.  As I learned…

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