Fraud – Protect yourself

March was dedicated to Fraud Prevention across Canada, but you can protect yourself all year long. Below are some highlights for the month. Check out these and more on the My StartUp blog.

Email messages to ignore

Fraudsters subject lines have become better, more believable.  They have gotten very good at having you believe their note really is from your bank, the RCMP or the Canada Revenue Agency.  For the best way to avoid falling for their line, read Your account has been closed! (and other messages to simply ignore).

Is someone stealing your refunds?

Retail establishments are one of types of businesses that suffer from return fraud. This might be a customer wanting to return a stolen pair of jeans, or they may say they never purchased from your online store but their credit card was charged. Check out our story to find out the key to minimizing return fraud.

Don’t let tabnapping or phishing leave you on the hook!

We’ve learned not to open e-mail attachments or click links from unknown sources – but what about e-mails that look legitimate? When fraudsters pose as a company, brand or e-mail address you recognize, it’s called phishing. Our article gives you the help you need to prevent phishing.

Each of these articles was written by a CFIB Business Resource Counsellor. Our counsellors help members with advice, counseling and support in dealing with governments and small business issues at no charge. Simply call 1 888 234‑2232.

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Free Webinar: Fraud, Cyber Security and the Cloud: What your business needs to know

To celebrate Fraud Awareness Month 2017, CFIB has teamed up with Microsoft Canada to bring CFIB members and guests a free webinar. In this webinar, hosted by David Ludiciani, Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Canada, we will explore 3 areas of cyber security: 

Part 1: Security Check-Up You hear more every day about cyber hacks and cyber attacks. But what are they, and what risk does your company face? To start off, we’ll show you why you need to think about security regardless of the size of your business.

Part 2: Demystifying Common Threats From phishing to malware, we’ll cover a variety of threats and the changing environment of cyber attacks. The threat landscape today is complex and creative, and the more knowledgeable you are, the better you can protect your most important assets.

Part 3: How the Cloud can Help Secure Small Business Adopting cloud software can transform how you do business, but it also carries more complexity and risk. In order to adapt to changing technology, start your transformation by thinking about security.

Join us for this free 30 minute presentation followed with a 15 minute Q&A session.

Space is limited so register today for your preferred date by clicking a link below.

Fraud, Cyber Security and the Cloud, what your business needs to know
March 14, 2017 @ 1pm EST

Fraud, Cyber Security and the Cloud, what your business needs to know
March 16, 2017 @ 1pm EST