Four Steps to Protecting Your Business from Con Artists

You've just opened an invoice for office supplies you didn't order or for a listing in a business directory. It’s the same invoice you got last week – but this one is stamped "Past Due." Perhaps one of your colleagues says there's someone hounding her on the phone, demanding payment for Internet services your business didn’t request. You refuse to pay, and the next thing you know, they're threatening to take you to court, or turn the bill over to a collection agency and ruin your credit.

Your day is full of meetings and deadlines. Who has time to deal with headaches like this? Should you pay the bill just to get someone off your back? That’s exactly what the scam artists behind these bogus office-related pitches are hoping for. But if you pay, you could end up on a sucker list and a target for other scams.

Take a couple of minutes to watch this video. It focuses on some of the ploys fraudsters use and features four steps you can take to protect your business from them.

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