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Scam alert

If you have been in business for a while, the chances are you have come across persons of debatable moral standing who have tried to steal some of your hard earned money through fraud or confidence tricks. We will periodically publish examples of these scams on this page in an effort to make you, the small business owner aware of them and hopefully prevent you from becoming a victim. The business world is competitive enough without us having our meager profits stolen by con men. The new scams will be featured in our newsletters so we strongly recommend that you register for the newsletter so that you don't miss any. Information is power.

If you have been a victim of some form of theft or fraud, let us know so that we can warn others. The scams we have published can be viewed by following the links below.

The Nigerian 419 letter scam.

The “short supply” scam

The intercepted cheque scam

The bogus order scam

The book keeper fraud

The refund payment scam

The “faxed deposit” scam


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