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Protect Your Business From Scams

Protect Your Business From Scams:

Protect Your Business From Scams

Train Your Employeestrain employees to avoid scams

 

  • To avoid becoming a victim of scams, train employees not to send passwords or sensitive information by email, even if the email seems to come from a manager. Then stick with the program – don’t ever ask employees to send sensitive data by email. Protect your business from scams.
  • Scams are much less likely to succeed if employees band together. Encourage people to talk with their coworkers if they spot a scam. Scammers often target multiple people in an organization, so an alert from one employee about a scam can help prevent others from being deceived.

Verify Invoices and Paymentsverify invoices and payments

  • Someone out there is waiting to put a fake invoice up on your bill pile. If you miss it, you’ll be eating that cost. Help keeps these people hungry. Check all invoices closely and pay only those that are really due.
  • To keep your business secure, make sure all payment procedures are clear and understood. Also, review who has access to your business’s financial information and limit the number of people who are authorized to place orders and approve invoices. After all, you wouldn’t want any surprises to come your way just because someone incorrectly approved a purchase order.
  • Don’t pay with cash, a wire transfer, or with a reloadable card. These are common payment methods used by scammers. Instead, pay with checks or credit cards. If you aren’t sure who you should be paying, contact Accounts Payable and figure out who to write the check out to. Tell your staff to do the same.

Be Tech-Savvy

  • Be Tech-Savvy. Beware of fraud. Don’t believe your caller ID. Imposters often fake caller ID information so you’ll be more likely to believe them when they claim to be a government agency or a vendor you trust.
  • Don’t open attachments or download files from unexpected emails; they may have viruses that can harm your computer. Scammers even can hack into the social media accounts of people you trust and send you messages that appear to be from them. Stop and think about whether it could be a scam before you click. Remember that email addresses and websites that look legitimate are easy for scammers to fake. Be tech-savvy, use the right app for the right purpose, don’t click on things when you’re not quite sure, change your password routinely and make it a complicated one with letters, numbers and special characters to ensure it’s hard to crack!
  • Backing up your files, managing passwords, and securing financial information are critical to safeguarding your organization

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Protect Your Business From Scams

 

Protect Your Business From Scams