Suggestions to Combat Fraud

Educate your employees about scams. Remember that scams are becoming more offshore and international in scope. Get all offers and agreements in writing before money changes hands. Don’t pay large sums of money beforehand for services or products. Avoid making a...

Internet Fraud

E-Mail Scam: An e-mail message threatens your company with legal action unless you pay for an overdue account! How can this be? You are given a name and number with an 809 area code (which is in the Caribbean) to call for further information. If you call, you may...

Financial Services & Business Opportunity Fraud

Financial Services Advance Fee Loan Sharks: At some point many businesses need a loan. You may have heard about a guaranteed loan that requires an up-front fee. Don’t fall for this venture capital ploy. Advance fee operators are often located offshore and will...

Office Equipment & Supply Schemes

False Invoices: No doubt, your company has invoices arriving weekly. While most are on the up-and-up, pay close attention to phony invoices sent directly to your accounting department. These bills are for nonexistent advertising, directory listings, office supplies,...

Phone Service Schemes

Phone Cramming: Have you found charges on your phone bill for pagers, 800 or 900 phone calls, or message services that you new ordered or used? If so, you’ve been “crammed.” these charges often go unnoticed because they are “crammed” in...