Are You at Risk for Unemployment Identity Theft?

unemployment fraud

Wherever there are funds that can be stolen, identity thieves are likely to be at work. It turns out that unemployment benefits are no exception.

Unemployment scams have become more lucrative during COVID-19, as states have experienced overwhelming benefits claims from millions of first-time filers. There is a priority for states to get that money out quickly, even more so during a pandemic, so they don’t wait for an employer to verify the identity of the person who’s applied for benefits online. Continue reading

My Business Has a Credit Score?

Business Credit Score Gauge pointed at Excellent

*Originally posted August 24, 2018. Updated February 18, 2020.*

What is business credit? 

When’s the last time you checked your business credit score? If you’ve never checked it before, you’re not alone – nearly half of small business owners don’t even know they have one. 

Like personal credit, business credit is used to determine a business’ borrowing and lending abilities. It’ll be checked when you apply for business loans or when other companies want to ensure you are financially reliable before doing business with you. 

Small to mid-size business owners (SMBs) often make the mistake of assuming business credit is the same as personal credit. But, without understanding the key differences between the two, you could be putting your business’ overall security and reputation at risk. 

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