The straight line

Category Archives: Fraud Prevention

Tax Fraud Awareness: How to Protect Your Identity and Assets

The IRS, taxpayers and tax preparersĀ share a common enemy: identity thieves. We all have a part to play in the fight against tax-related identity theft. Your role starts by learning the mechanics and warning signs. From there, taxpayers can take proactive steps to protect their data online and at home. Understand How Tax Fraud Happens...

keep reading

Ten Cyber-security Tips for Small Businesses

Broadband and information technology are powerful tools for small businesses to reach new markets and increase sales and productivity. However, cybersecurity threats are real and businesses must implement the best tools and tactics to protect themselves, their customers, and their data. Visit www.fcc.gov/cyberplanner to create a free customized Cyber Security Planning guide for your small...

keep reading

Protect Your Accounts from Identity Theft and Fraud

From mobile apps to the Internet,Ā technology has transformedĀ our lives. It facilitates financial transactions and the transmission of information. But it also brings risks. There are weekly news stories about sensitive personal data being hacked online and sold on the black market. Thieves use personal data to access accounts, open new ones, complete fraudulent transactions, file...

keep reading

Brace Your Business for Disaster Scams

Few thingsĀ in life are certain, but when disaster strikes, the number of fraud incidents will probably skyrocket. In the wake of a hurricane, tornado, flood, fire, earthquake or other unexpected catastrophe, fraudulent operators are always quick to surface. Often, however, they carry warning signs to alert savvy business owners. Construction Con Jobs Construction fraud is...

keep reading

Cyber Risk Insurance

Do you have insurance to address an intrusion or breach of your computer systems, or a lost or stolen laptop or even a flash drive? Do you think you have limited exposure? Very large companies, or even the US Government undoubtedly have very sophisticated security over their data processing systems. Yet, T-Mobile, Experian (a credit...

keep reading

Pull the Plug on Employee Theft

Not all crooks roam the streets at night.Ā Some might be roaming your company hallways, stealing cash, forging or altering checks, and pilfering your inventory and property. Even worse, they may be stealing intellectual property such as confidential documents or trade secrets. What can you do to pull the plug on employee theft? Here Are 18...

keep reading