5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of
5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of

Posted: 5/6/2015

Small to medium-sized businesses, churches, and nonprofit businesses have been hit hard by unscrupulous scammers perpetrating various scams. Some common schemes that affect small businesses are office supply scams, domain registration plots, fake check tricks, charity cons, and directory listing scams. Business Consumer Alliance urges businesses and their employees to be on the lookout for scams and offers some identifying warning signs that can help you avoid them....Read more

Tags: scams, business tips, consumer tips

BCA Scam Alert: Scammers Lure Victims with Google Calendar Invites

Posted: 10/8/2019

BCA Scam Alert: Scammers Lure Victims with Google Calendar Invites

Scammers know no limits to the methods they’ll use to scam consumers. Be on the watch for a trending scam where fraudsters are contacting potential victims through their Google Calendar invites....Read more

Tags: scams, emails

Keeping Your Business Safe from Cyber Crooks

Posted: 10/3/2019

Keeping Your Business Safe from Cyber Crooks

October is “National Cybersecurity Month”. What better time than the present for small business owners to take a look at current procedures and policies to ensure their business is more secure online? The cost of recovering from a data breach can be devastating. ...Read more

Tags: Online security, data breach, small business

Kim’s Catch—Commissary Package Scams

Posted: 9/16/2019

Kim’s Catch—Commissary Package Scams

Correctional facilities have strict limitations on what outside items are allowed into their facilities. Families of inmates often rely on private vendors, such as Aramark’s iCare, to deliver commissary packages to their incarcerated loved ones. Sadly, scammers are using phony knockoff websites to exploit and defraud customers....Read more

Tags: Kim's Catch, scam watch

ShopSkyer Swindles Customers in Electric Scooter Scam

Posted: 9/5/2019

ShopSkyer Swindles Customers in Electric Scooter Scam

If you spend any time online or on social media you’ve no doubt run into a few eye-catching ads. The Internet is full of offers and deals that appeal to not just your wants but needs. The problem is many of these ads are scams set up by con artists that have no plans on delivering on their offer....Read more

Tags: scams, seniors, social media

What You Can't Ask a Job Applicant

Posted: 8/16/2019

What You Can't Ask a Job Applicant

When you’re hiring, weeding through applicants for the right person is often a challenging task. You want someone that fits in and can do the job, but you need to be aware of questions that are illegal or unethical and can land you in hot water during the interview process....Read more

Tags: hiring, employment law, job opportunity

What to Do After a Data Breach

Posted: 8/13/2019

What to Do After a Data Breach

Finding out your personal information has been leaked can be a stressful and it may be difficult to figure out what to do. That’s why we’ve put together some great information and resources to help anyone whose information is exposed....Read more

Tags: data breach, identity theft, credit reports

Small Businesses- Watch for Web Design Scams

Posted: 7/26/2019

Small Businesses- Watch for Web Design Scams

No matter what type of business you operate, having a website is a great way to promote your brand, provide clients with some insight on your profession and generate business. Whether you’re looking to create or revamp your website be on the lookout for web design scams....Read more

Tags: scams, web design, small business

Kim’s Catch: DailyHemps Online Scam

Posted: 7/24/2019

Kim’s Catch:  DailyHemps Online Scam

The legalization of recreational and medical cannabis in certain states has caused a boom in the cannabis industry. With CBD and cannabis products gaining more popularity, scammers are looking to cash in too. DailyHemps is one of many online cannabis scams customers should avoid....Read more

Tags: Kim's Catch, scams

Previous Kim’s Catch Schemer Gets Netted

Posted: 6/13/2019

Previous Kim’s Catch Schemer Gets Netted

American Charity Center was the subject of Kim’s Catch in March 2014, when consumers were warned of their vehicle donation scheme. Under the assumed names American Charity Center and Caring Cars, Joseph Blanco duped donators into turning over the keys of their vehicle to support charities. Not only was American Charity Center unregistered to solicit charitable funds, they weren’t turning over the donations to the charities they claimed to be affiliated with....Read more

Tags: Kim's Catch, charity

What to Do When Your Client Won’t Pay

Posted: 6/12/2019

What to Do When Your Client Won’t Pay

When a client doesn’t pay on time, it can be more than frustrating. To keep your business going, cash flow needs to be available to cover supplies, equipment, and manpower. So what do you do when a client doesn’t pay? We’ll discuss a few ways to protect your business and steps you can take to get your client to pay....Read more

Tags: contractors, contracts, payments, lien

Kim’s Catch: Avas Flowers

Posted: 5/31/2019

Kim’s Catch:  Avas Flowers

The convenience of online shopping allows customers to send beautiful bouquets with a few clicks on the Internet. Unfortunately, sometimes what you see may not be what you get....Read more

Tags: Kim's Catch, florist, online shopping

Small Businesses Fight Robocalls

Posted: 5/17/2019

Small Businesses Fight Robocalls

Unsolicited robocalls are a huge problem. Not only are they nuisances, illegal robocalls aid scammers in stealing countless dollars from small businesses....Read more

Tags: robocall, unsolicited calls, small business