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Business Identity Theft Protection Guide

Protect your business from fraud and identity thieves

The following are some of the proactive measures that you and your employees can take to help prevent your business identity or information from being used by criminals to steal from you or commit fraud in your name.

  • Enact security and authentication controls. Dual controls may prevent a fraudulent file from leaving your business.
  • Monitor and reconcile your business accounts daily. Frequent account review and immediate reporting of suspicious or fraudulent transactions can reduce your business' liability and potential fraud loss.
  • Access your online banking and other financial accounts using one secure, dedicated computer that maintains regularly updated commercial anti-virus/ anti-spyware/ internet security software.
  • Be wary of phishing scams. Phishing email scams are designed to trick you or your employees, into divulging confidential personal and business account information.
  • Never log in to your online accounts using public access points or Wi-Fi hotspots. They may be infected with spyware.
  • For more information on ways to keep your business safe online, visit www.businessidtheft.org 

 

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What we can learn from the "Get Transcript" scam

According to the IRS, the cyber thieves who stole tax return information from 100,000 Americans via its "Get Transcript" application may have used social media to get in the door.

These criminals may have been able to figure out answers to security questions like the name of a first pet, or mother's maiden name, using data that people readily share today with friends on social media sites, such as Facebook.

Less is more (secure)
If one of your Facebook friends can answer your security questions, then you may be over-exposed, according to Alex McGeorge, head of threat intelligence at Immunity Inc., a cyber security firm based in Miami, Florida.

He said social media users should use privacy options to control what's shared with friends and what's shared with the public. The fewer peoples who know what you are up to on a daily basis, the more secure you'll be.