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Michael Anthony Bernard
(330) 545-3177
Girard Justice Center, 100 North Market St., Suite 'A'
Girard, OH
Education
Ohio Northern University
State Licensing
Ohio

William Michael Flevares
(330) 399-8801
185 High St Ne
Warren, OH
Education
University of Southern California
State Licensing
Ohio

Anthony Bernard
(330) 759-3758
966 Villa Place
Girard, OH
Education
Notre Dame Law School
State Licensing
Ohio

Philip Q. Zauderer
(330) 718-2374
6345 Sodom Hutchings Rd
Girard, OH
Education
Franklin University Law School
State Licensing
Ohio

Edward Luke Carson
(330) 545-3424
285 East Howard Street
Girard, OH
Education
University of Akron
State Licensing
Ohio

Joseph Daniel Datchuk
(330) 872-0918
100 North Center Street
Newton Falls, OH
Education
University of Akron
State Licensing
Ohio

Kimberly Ann Kohli
(330) 646-5516
P.O. Box 60
Girard, OH
Education
University of Akron
State Licensing
Ohio

Lori Ann Tauro
Po Box 356
Girard, OH
Education
University of Akron
State Licensing
Ohio

John Jeffrey Masternick
(330) 545-1550
101 West Liberty Street
Girard, OH
Education
University of Florida
State Licensing
Ohio

James Allan Denney
(330) 545-4250
1631 S State St
Girard, OH
Education
Capital University
State Licensing
Ohio

Protect Yourself from Financial Fraud

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Tips for the Self-Employed

By Christopher J. Bachler

The first rule for home businesses and boxers is the same: “Always keep your guard up.” That’s because fraud in the business world today is more common than ever before. Advanced technology, the “shrinking world,” and the ongoing growth of a “virtual economy” are all partly to blame. Identities are easy to steal, and fortunes may be made or lost with a few keystrokes. Scammers can strike with impunity from any part of the globe, even from countries that have no extradition treaties with the United States.

Along with identity theft and online fraud, honest businesspeople need to watch for investment fraud, telephone fraud, and even work-at-home scams. That’s why small businesspeople need to be aware of these growing perils, familiar with the most common schemes, and know how to protect themselves.

Business Associates

Hearing so much about “cyber attacks” and identity theft, it’s hard to imagine that any peril could be greater. But for the typical small businessperson, there is actually a greater chance of being taken by those we know than by those we don’t.

Customers

If you’re stung by a customer, it will most likely be through some form of payment fraud. If they simply won’t pay, you can take them to court. But suppose the fraud is bigger and more complex? Suppose you receive a bad check, for instance. Check fraud is actually on the rise, due mainly to the capability of today’s computers and printers to produce authentic-looking checks. Identity thieves might even be using bogus bank accounts.
Before accepting checks, watch for checks with:

· Serial numbers lower than 200.

· Poor print quality

· A lack of bank information or clear account numbers

· No perforated edges (other than government checks)

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· Signatures that are hard to read or don’t fit properly in the space provided
If you accept payment cards, watch for cards that are:

· Newly issued
· Don’t match the person’s identification
· Appear to be retouched
· Have unclear numbers or print
· Appear to be strange or unconnected to easily-identifiable financial organizations

Also beware of buyers who use cards with which they don’t seem to be familiar, or who pull the card from a pocket instead of a wallet. Another scam is known as “bust out fraud.” These individuals start out paying their bills on time. Once they gain the seller’s confidence, they will gradually increase their purchases until they make a large purchase, and then fail to pay. They might simply disappear, or file for bankruptcy.
To avoid this trap:

· Be careful about extending credit to new customers.

· Check out a customer’s credit history before granting credit.

· Watch for customers who incrementally buy more on credit.

· Establish firm credit limits.

· Avoid buyers who don’t provide home or business addresses.

Always seek payment as soon as possible following service, and before you do more w...

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