Vic Hartman

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Protect Your Credit Information From Fraud

Do you have good credit hygiene? Good credit hygiene includes personal habits and behaviors that can prevent you from financial harm. A quick review of this Fraud Alert will remind you of basic best practices to manage your credit information. Just like you would wash your hands and socially distance to prevent the spread of…

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COVID-19 Related Procurement Fraud is on the Rise

            COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on the supply chain of goods worldwide. This is especially true in the health care sector where there are shortages of medical-related commodities, including personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, medical equipment, testing supplies, and pharmaceuticals. The United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO) have established a Supply Chain Task…

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Top 10 COVID-19 Frauds

            Law enforcement and regulators are reporting a record number of frauds relating to COVID-19. In fact, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) reported an increase in complaints from hundreds a day to more than a thousand a day.             Victims are experiencing tremendous fear and anxiety thereby making them more…

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BEC Fraud

The Business Email Compromise (BEC) fraud is the #1 fraud attacking business in the United States and worldwide. The FBI advises this fraud increases each year and now exceeds $1billion annually. The fraudster:1. Identifies a target2. Grooms the target through unsuspecting emails.3. The victim exchanges banking information.4. The fraudster transfers funds from the victim to…

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