Category Archives: Fraud

Check your credit score

If you haven’t checked your credit report lately, this may be the time. Wrong or old information on your report can affect your credit score – and not in a good way. Your credit score helps lenders determine your credit-worthiness … Continue reading

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7 Best Practices for QuickBooks Online

Even if you’ve been using QuickBooks Online for a long time, it’s good to step back and evaluate your actions. “Best practices” aren’t enforceable rules. They’re simply guidelines businesses commonly follow in one area or another. If you’re in retail, … Continue reading

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Are You Protecting Yourself from Tax Identity Theft?

The IRS has thwarted some identity theft attempts, but thieves are still stealing billions of dollars every year from taxpayers. Another annual income tax deadline has come and gone. Maybe you had to pay in, but perhaps you were owed … Continue reading

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How to Keep Your QuickBooks Data Safe

You work hard to make sure your QuickBooks data is accurate. Make sure it’s safe, too. Your QuickBooks company file contains some of the most sensitive information on your computer. You may have customers’ credit card numbers and employees’ Social … Continue reading

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Financial scams take more than your money

The consequences of being taken in by a scammer include three types of costs, according to a survey by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s Investor Education Foundation. In addition to the money lost in the fraud, victims generally incur legal … Continue reading

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Fight scammers the old-school way

    Scam artists are relentless in finding ways to take your money. But some old-school methods are still effective for protecting yourself. Here are suggestions. Fortify your computer and your phone. Install anti-virus and anti-spyware programs and update your … Continue reading

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College students: Be aware of phone scams

As you settle into your fall semester routine, both the FBI and the IRS want you to be alert for calls from scammers. The calls may spoof a legitimate number on your caller ID, and appear to come from an … Continue reading

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