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David Patrick Callahan
(805) 981-3700
2216 Walter Smith Ct
Azle, TX
Education
Loyola Law School,Loyola Marymount Univ
State Licensing
California, Florida

Tyler Adrain Harden
(817) 444-9024
1865 Fm 730 North
Azle, TX
Education
University of Tulsa
State Licensing
Texas

Michael Adam Mauerhan
(817) 238-1100
1501 Se Parkway St
Azle, TX
Education
University of Houston
State Licensing
Texas

Graciela Galindo
(817) 271-4075
14250 Fm 730 N.
Azle, TX
Education
Texas Tech University
State Licensing
Texas

John D Fowler
(619) 606-0289
1941 Spinnaker Ln
Azle, TX
Education
Duke Univ,Concord Law School
State Licensing
California

W. Fayrene Acree Murphree
(817) 270-0030
337 W Main
Azle, TX
Education
Texas Wesleyan University
State Licensing
Texas

Kent Lee Talbot
(817) 237-5075
6720 Silver Creek Azle Rd
Azle, TX
Education
Brigham Young University
State Licensing
Texas

Lee Barrett
(817) 692-8954
Azle, TX
Specialties
Commercial Litigation
Education
Undergraduate : Eastern New Mexico University
Law School : Texas Tech University
Admitted To Bar : 2000
Professional Memberships
American Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; State Bar of New Mexico; BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse)

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David P. Callahan
(817) 905-5322
2216 Walter Smith Court
Azle, TX
Education
Loyola Law School Los Angeles
State Licensing
Texas

Robert Dean Stagner
(714) 538-0981
13605 Williams Rd
Azle, TX
Education
Pasadena City Coll,Western State Univ
State Licensing
California

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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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