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Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Out of The Box Luncheon Discusses Scams

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Out of The Box Luncheon Discusses Scams

September 10, 2012 - Southport, NC - Sgt. Charlie Blalock, Town of Oak Island Police Department led a discussion at the Southport-Oak Island 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 term commitment.
  • 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.
  • Install reputable computer protection software and a firewall, and keep them up to date.

 


 


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