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Supply-Chain Solutions That Create Better Business

By: Dave Wyttenbach

In an Amazon world, where everyone is accustomed to unlimited selection and two-day delivery, the current supply chain crisis is officially affecting all aspects of life, from groceries to gift giving and from cars to kitchen remodels. What are your options for serving customers through this challenge when so many factors feel like they are outside your control?

Lots of times, the security and fraud-related articles we share are scam-focused – that is, they involve fraudsters tricking victims into voluntarily, and unwittingly, sharing their sensitive personal information. Sometimes, though, there's an even more devious way that schemers get what they're looking for, and its targets are frequently none the wiser until it's too late. The following article contains good advice for how to make sure the wolves never make it through the door.

With all of the welcome distractions that this time of year provides, scammers typically up their game and try to take advantage people who may take their eye off the ball, so to speak, when it comes to safeguarding their finances. The following article lays out a new scam that’s increasingly being run, and how to stop it in its tracks.

Cryptocurrency is, in a lot of ways, the new Wild West of finance. The following PSA details one of the newer scams out there, and how to avoid it.

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.

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