Category Archives: Scams and Frauds

Different Security Advice

We’ve done a lot of postings in the past on security, but the main focus has always been computer related- such as the importance of difficult to hack passwords, software to protect your computer and network, and regular backup of … Continue reading

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Scary Statistics for Small Business Owners

We constantly hear of hackers accessing all sorts of networks, such as the PlayStation Network hack earlier this year and the more recent Citigroup breach. As a small business owner you may feel a little more secure thinking that hackers … Continue reading

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Small Business Scams

I think almost everyone reading this post has received an e-mail from Nigeria about a way to get fabulously wealthy, commonly called the Nigerian Scam. Well I did a little research and found out that this has existed in one … Continue reading

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Beware of Grinches

Christmas has come and gone, but small business owners still need to watch out for Grinches. I'm not talking about the one in the classic animated feature based on the Dr. Suess book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! where the … Continue reading

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Another Scam Alert

Back on December 8th we did a posting titled Tis The Season on vacuum cleaner "salesmen" who were targeting elderly people in South St. Louis County by using a ploy similar to the old bait and switch. That scam was … Continue reading

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Tis The Season

The title of this post might lead to you think this was going to be a post on the holiday season, but instead this post is about something that is with us year round, unfortunately. There was an article in … Continue reading

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Scary Security Alert

We all know that the Internet can be a wonderful tool, but it can also be a real problem sometimes with spam e-mail, viruses, spy ware, etc. We recently came across a scary article that describes how NACHA – the … Continue reading

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Email from the IRS?

I received an email yesterday with the dreaded "Internal Revenue Service" in the "From" column.     Naturally, anything you get from the IRS is likely to cause a chill to run down your back.  Maybe your mouth gets a … Continue reading

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F-R-E-E Doesn’t Always Spell Free

Surely you’ve seen him on television, dressed in his pirate costume, or driving his junker compact car.  No doubt you’ve heard him constantly on the radio sadly singing about how he should have gone to freecreditreport.com, but he was too … Continue reading

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More on Event Marketing

Last week we posted on a session we attended on the topic of show and event marketing.  The first half of the presentation was given by Sally Cheney of Sally Cheney’s Superstore in Tennessee.  The second half presenter was Mike … Continue reading

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