How to Prioritize Business Security in 2016

January 20, 2016 | By:
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Business Practices_January 2016

Now that 2015 has wrapped up…what would the year have to say for itself? And what did it teach us that can help make security in 2016 even better?

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Where Do Identity Thieves Call Home? [Infographic]

January 12, 2016 | By:
Posted in: Infographics

Home States of Identity Theft Featured

While identity theft knows no geographic bounds, these states have found themselves in the hot seat in terms of being home to fraudsters.

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Protecting Mom and Dad from Scams

January 8, 2016 | By:
Posted in: Personal Protection

Scams Targeting Seniors

As someone who looks out for your loved ones, make sure fraud and identity theft are on your radar. When it comes to your mom and dad or another important senior in your life, you should be aware of  the numerous ways identity thieves target seniors. Read on to find out how to defend against …

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How to Prevent Mail Theft: 5 Tips

December 15, 2015 | By:
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How to prevent mail theft

Where Does Mail Theft Hit Hard? With the plethora of corporate hacks, social networking scams and online threats putting your identity at risk, mail theft may seem quite tame at first glance. But with the impending holidays comes a surge in mail theft and a number of reasons to take proactive measures before a thief snatches …

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3 Ground Rules to Effectively Communicate with Customers

December 10, 2015 | By:
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Three Rules of Customer Communication_CLEAN

Communicating with customers in the modern world is something of a double-edged sword. The variety of communication channels makes it easier than ever to reach out. However, this convenience comes with greater opportunities for messages to be intercepted or even exploited. So what is a business owner to do? Follow these three rules for communicating with customers …

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Don’t Let Grinch-Worthy Holiday Scams Get You Down

December 3, 2015 | By:
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Holiday Scams

The holidays are a time for family, friends and the inevitable rush of snagging a great holiday deal. But don’t think you’re the only one excited for the holiday shopping season — scammers have created their own “season of scams” and your name is definitely on their list. A shocking 40 percent of online fraud happens …

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Growing up Cyber: Generation Z and Online Privacy

November 13, 2015 | By:
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Generation Z

Teaching your teens about technology probably sounds like the making of a bad joke. As a parent of Generation Z, I know firsthand that my kids will out tweet, out snap and out share me any day of the week. After all, it’s practically hard-coded in their DNA. Generation Z, born between 1995 and 2010, has …

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Why We Love Fraud Awareness Week (And So Should You!)

November 12, 2015 | By:
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Fraud Awareness Week 2015

Although we don’t like to admit it, succeeding as a small business takes more than a great idea and strong work ethic. Vigilance and the ability to anticipate the unexpected, whether it’s unforeseen costs, dips in the economy or other more ominous issues it’s just part of the job description for every small business owner. With …

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A Lesson in Fraud Prevention Courtesy of Dixon, IL

November 6, 2015 | By:
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Rita Crundwell Dixon

How could the comptroller of Dixon, a small northern Illinois town with an annual budget of $6 to $8 million, embezzle $53 million over two decades?Despite annual audits by an independent accounting firm and state regulators, Rita Crundwell managed to slip through the cracks and defraud her hometown to fund her own lavish lifestyle and …

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