Common Business Scams and How to Avoid Them | business.com


Scammers want to steal from your company. Here’s what they do, and how you can shut them down.

You’ve undoubtedly heard about consumer scams in some shape or fashion. Perhaps you’ve read a story about an elderly relative whose retirement funds were drained by a pretend tech support agent or saw something on the local news about people writing bad checks. These types of scams are certainly a threat to individuals and families. What you may not realize is that many companies also find themselves in the sights of scammers. In too many cases, they don’t see the signs of fraud, and don’t know what’s happening until it’s too late.

Below, you’ll find a guide for avoiding scams in business, especially the kind that take the form of business-to-business (B2B) interactions. Whether you own a business or are employed by one, this is information you’ll want to review very carefully. You’ll find a list of the scams most often employed by those hoping to swindle companies out of their cash. You’ll also learn about the steps you can take to ensure your business doesn’t become a statistic.

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