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Anna Marie Yost
3745 Helensdale Av
North Pole, AK
State Licensing
Minnesota

Michael Routhier
(907) 361-9688
PO Box 35514
Fort Wainwright, AK
State Licensing
Massachusetts

William Anthony Obringer
(609) 760-2909
1812 1051 Ste 8 Gaffin R2
Fort Wainwright, AK
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

John Lancaster Barnes
P.O. Box 2614
Fairbanks, AK
State Licensing
Arkansas

William Schendel
(907) 451-6500
250 Cushman Street, Suite 500
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Employee Law
Education
Undergraduate : Swarthmore College
Law School : Boston University
Admitted To Bar : 1974
Professional Memberships
National Employment Lawyers Association

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Michael J. Mchugh
(907) 353-2698
Fort Wainwright Law Center, 1050 Gaffney Rd # 5700 Bldg 1562
Fort Wainwright, AK
Education
New York U
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Carrie L Stewart
(907) 356-9489
1372 Normandy Ct
Ft Wainwright, AK
Specialties
General Practice
State Licensing
Washington

Carol L Childress
(907) 452-3134
PO Box 74703
Fairbanks, AK
Education
SAINT THOMAS U
State Licensing
Arizona

Joy L Brosier
825 28th Ave Apt 1
Fairbanks, AK
State Licensing
Washington

Margaret Lynne O'Toole
(907) 458-1080
Ste 513, 100 Cushman St
Fairbanks, AK
State Licensing
Maryland

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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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