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Scam Tag: Scams Against Small Businesses

If someone you don’t know sends you a check and asks for money back, that’s a scam. But what if you’re a small business owner and someone “overpays” you and asks you to refund the balance? That’s still a scam — a fake check scam, to be exact....

If you own a small business or work for one, you’ve seen the headlines about financial relief that may be available to some companies through the Small Business Administration (SBA). But you’ve also heard about scammers who extract a grain of...

Opening a business requires planning, elbow grease, and probably some paperwork to register your new company with your state or local government. And that’s where some not-so-honest outfits may try to confuse you into thinking they’re from the...

Learn about directory listing scams and what you can do to protect your business from this scam. In directory listing scams y our small business gets a call about being listed in a business directory like the Yellow Pages. They tell you “it’s...

Learn how fake check scams work and how your small business can avoid them. A fake check scam happens when someone overpays you by check and asks you to wire them the difference, but by the time your bank realizes the check is false, the scammer...

Learn how to avoid business coaching scams that target your small business. Many work-at-home opportunities are promoted by scammers and will cost you more than you’ll earn. They try to sell things like the secret to making money at home with...

Learn how office supplies scams happen and how your small business can avoid them. In an office supplies scam a scammer sends office supplies to a small business hoping that they pay it without noticing that no ordered them. Or sometimes, they...

Learn how to spot scams against your small business. And talk to your colleagues about it, too. Scammers target small businesses with fake check scams, utility scams, and other scams, but knowing how these scams work can help you avoid them—and...

Learn about utility scams and how you can protect your business. Scammers target small businesses by calling pretending to be from a utility company and lying saying your electricity, or another essential service will be cut off if you don’t pay...

You get a call saying your electricity or water will be shut off unless you pay a past due bill. You may not think you have a past due bill. But the caller sounds convincing, and you can’t afford to ignore it,...

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