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Out of The Box Luncheon
Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of
Commerce Out of The Box Luncheon Discusses Scams
10, 2012 - Southport, NC - Sgt. Charlie Blalock, Town of
Oak Island Police Department led a discussion at the
Area Chamber of Commerce Out of the Box
Luncheon on scams targeting businesses. After reviewing
the latest ways criminals are using to cheat businesses
and residents out of money he distributed the golden
rules to help protect them from scams.
- If you become
aware of a scam let others know.
- Keep your
filing and accounting systems well organized.
- Donít give
out personal information or banking details to
anybody you donít know and trust.
- Make sure the
business that is billing you is the one you normally
deal with and that bill is coming from them.
- Donít agree
to offers or deals straight away, always ask for the
offer in writing and consider getting independent
advice if the deal involves money, time or a long
- Ensure that
you have clear procedures or verifying , paying and
managing accounts and invoices.
- Limit the
number of people authorized to place orders or pay
invoices for your business.
reputable computer protection software and a
firewall, and keep them up to date.
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