Companies with less than 100 employees claimed a median loss of $150,000 as a result of fraud during 2016, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Here are some tips to protect your small business from common frauds:
- Protect your IT infrastructure by instituting strict access and password policies.
- Control the credit cards and bank accounts usage by using dedicated computers for online banking with multiple layers of security.
- Educating your staff with basic training that can guide them to handle confidential information is also vital. The frequency of training should depend on the traffic of the new hires.
- Consider expert help from CPA’s or CFE’s who can help you structure anti-fraud policies and periodic audits.
- Finally, make sure you are insured so you know you will be covered in case of a fraud.
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