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April 8th, 2020 by J B

Preventing fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic

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You should always have a fraud prevention plan, but in the wake of coronavirus, there is increasing pressure from criminals trying to take advantage of the confusion and stress on businesses. Now is a good time to review some of our past articles on protecting your business, see the link list below.

Avoid doing business with people who try to get you to accept payment on a credit card and ask you to give money to another party. This is not how credit card transactions are designed to work, and the card you are accepting is most likely stolen.

Also, any email communication or software related to COVID-19 needs to be verified before you interact with them. There are phishing emails and fake apps that are designed to defraud your business. Be extremely cautious about any solicitations from unverified sources.

Fraud Prevention Links:
Credit Card Fraud Now Serving Small Business
Fraud Prevention Tips
Defense against the Grinch
30 Second Fraud Checklist for Ecomerce



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