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Small Businesses are Common Scam Targets

If you have an email address chances are you’ve been exposed to some sort of fraud or another. Nearly everyone has been sent an email informing them of an international lottery they have won and all they need do is send a small deposit and the winnings will follow. A personal favorite of mine was a marriage proposal from a Baharanian princess that needed money to escape her tyrant of a father. Although most cons are appeals to greed it was pleasant to see one that was an appeal to a misguided knight errant sense of romance.

It is easy to think of fraudulent activity as all being aimed at consumers but the Better Business Bureau thinks differently. They have warned new and small businesses that they are commonly targeted by criminals and have made an effort to educate them about the nature of these attempts.