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How to Protect Your Business from Scammers?

Scammers are everywhere, and they use clever techniques to defraud tons of businesses each year. They combine old tricks with the newest technologies to get people to spill out personal information about the business or send money. If you are a business owner, you have to be careful about not falling prey to these scams.

Fraudsters target businesses because they give them high returns. It is not that only the large businesses are targeted. Scammers target small enterprises in the same ratio. So, how to avoid business scams? Here are some ways that can help you to avoid such scams.

Never answer doubtful emails

Are you receiving strange emails from unknown addresses lately? If yes, it is certain that you are being scammed off. Never open these kinds of emails or respond to them. These mails are from the fraudsters. Instead, you can label them as spam and flag them.

Scammers use lucrative ways like telling you that there is a great chance of winning something. They will lure you to open a link on the email. After you have clicked the link, their goal of getting inside your computer gets fulfilled. The fraudsters use all the sensitive information on your system to defraud you. 

The scammers can do whatever they want once they achieve full control of your system. They can install a strange virus capable of destroying the entire system. Keep in mind never respond to strange emails from anybody. Also, you can integrate software that blocks unwanted emails.

Never speak about the details of your business without a lawyer

That’s another blunder many business owners do. It is seen that whenever someone approaches a business owner and discusses credit and money, the latter tend to give away crucial information. Instead, you can tell the person that you feel more comfortable while discussing in front of your lawyer.

Fraudsters are very intelligent. They can extract useful information from you without alarming you off. For instance, you can tell them about your next venture, or you may hand over your credit card details to them unknowingly. But, things could be different when you have your lawyer by your side.

In the lawyer’s presence, scammers would be aware that there is someone who can detect tactics they employ to defraud people. Your lawyer makes sure that the legal procedures are conducted safely before the money is paid. In the event of a fraudulent case, you can get your money back, and the scammer would be traced and jailed.

Find out the person behind a strange number by using Spokeo

Receiving strange calls is quite common these days. But, most people don’t know how to find out the real identity of the person on the other side. For this specific purpose, Spokeo comes in handy. This platform allows you to find phone numbers and email addresses of people.

With the reverse phone lookup and email search functions, you could find the address of the person trying to connect with you. When you are using Spokeo, the true identity of people on the other end is revealed in an instant. The phone number search option is a very useful feature.

Apart from knowing the identity of the person, you could get thorough details of the person such as the physical and email address with the help of reverse number lookup. This way, you could get to know whether the person is a genuine one or a regular scammer. 

Use cybersecurity software to protect your website

With an increase in cyberattacks, it is crucial to install an antivirus app on your computer and to your network. Cyberattacks use malicious code that modifies the logical data of a website and lead t cybercrimes like information and identity theft.

Scammers are always on the lookout to grab sensitive data with the help of cyberattacks. Hence, it is important to protect your website from these attacks. There are lots of great apps for this purpose. This includes Intruder, Bitdefender Total Security. Mimecast, Wireshark, Webroot, and Snort.

Conclusion

Being a business owner, you have to be cautious about dealing with people that you don’t know well. Never discuss sensitive information with a stranger, or keep your lawyer aside. Also, make good use of Spokeo to find out the real identities of persons, and protect your online business with software. 


Maguire Haigh is a marketing manager for Spokeo. He is interested in the latest technology trends, marketing strategies, and business development. He also prefers travelling, exploring the world, and meeting new people. Maguire has great experience in creating and editing articles on different topics.

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