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A Blueprint for Construction Loans

By: Paul Cardarella

If your business requires a physical location, one of the biggest dilemmas can be whether to build, buy, or rent. In truth, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to that question. The most important thing to remember is, the answer that's best for you and your business should be based on facts and not fear of the unknown.

We’ve written about gift-card scams in this space before, but there’s a new one going around that’s taken a novel approach to the time-tested strategy. The following article discusses what that approach looks like in more depth, and can help you make sure that your money stays where it belongs: in your pocket.

A quick update on reported identity theft, and a reminder of the importance of updating your employer identification number (EIN).

Phishing is one of the most common, and effective, scamming methods in use today. We see it every day. The following article provides tips on how to identify an increasingly prevalent phishing scam that's being used to defraud people around the country, and what you can do to ensure you don't fall victim yourself.

Don’t miss an opportunity for a quick system check of your security procedures to make sure you catch any vulnerabilities before someone else finds them. Here are five places to start.

Summer is in full swing, and, unfortunately, scammers are working overtime to bilk less scrupulous travelers out of their money during before and during vacations. This article is full of useful advice and links for anyone who's planning some time away this season.

Many people are using cryptocurrency as a strategy to diversify their investment portfolios. But investor, beware: Scams abound. Here's how to stay safe.

Scammers are preying on our dependence on tech, offering phony support services. Here’s what you should know about tech support scams.

Our fraud mitigation techniques can also improve your business's efficiency and reduce costs. It’s a win-win-win!

This is a timely read that can help you protect your operation from schemers seeking to exploit those who've received business relief from the government.

With the immunization roll-out in full swing, many are eager to get their vaccine shot. That eagerness can leave people vulnerable to fraudsters.

Scammers typically target the most vulnerable, and often most trusting, members of society. In this case: the emotionally vulnerable.

The holidays are a time for celebration. Unfortunately, for scammers, they're also the ideal time to prey upon unsuspecting consumers.

In a high-tech world, most check fraud is decidedly low-tech. Here are a few suggestions for businesses to avoid becoming victims of check fraud.

With work on vaccines continuing, scammers have are preying upon those who might be chosen to participate in important scientific research.

These are a few examples of attempted fraud we've seen in recent months, and the measures we took to prevent them from working.

As technology makes transferring funds quicker and easier, scammers have begun devising ways to capitalize.

Given the current economic climate, millions of Americans are desperate to receive good news of any kind. Scammers know, and they're exploiting that.

Scammers may try to use you to move stolen money. If you help them, you could be what law enforcement calls a money mule.

If you haven’t gotten your stimulus check or have questions about it, the IRS has a number you can call to get answers. But the IRS won’t be calling you.

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