Fraud

PPP

Has There Been $1 Billion in PPP Fraud?

A recent watchdog report found "significant risk" for fraud in the PPP. We spoke to a risk-management expert who identified the scope of the problem, and how to zero in on the seasoned fraudsters.

'I Never Thought It Could Happen to Me' — How to Avoid Business Fraud

Pyramids, Ponzis and beyond; beware the things we don't think about that can do us in.

How to Protect Yourself and Your Business From Fraud

Avoid being ripped off requires prudence, not dark suspicions of everyone.

Perpetrators of Crowdfunding Fraud Can't Hide From The Law Forever

For years, crowdfunding has been a bit like the Wild West of finance. But as the industry continues to grow, state and federal authorities are catching up to abusers of the system.

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Elon Musk's $20 Million Settlement for Fraud Charges Add to an Increasingly Bizarre Year for the Billionaire

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The Dark Web? Why Small Businesses Should Concern Themselves With the Threat.

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Audi CEO, Rupert Stadler, Arrested in Germany for Potential Evidence Tampering

Audi involvement speculated in Volkwagen's ongoing Deiselgate emissions scandal.
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Don't Let Your Fraud Protections Discourage Honest Customers From Buying

Here are three ways to reduce fraud while protecting and retaining customers.
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7 Ways Ecommerce Businesses Can Prevent Holiday Fraud

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Keep Your Business Fraud-Free With These 3 Steps

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You Should Be Protecting Your Business from Phony Leads

If not, you aren't just wasting ad dollars, you're risking legal action and potentially alienating your prospects with unsolicited phone calls.