|By Business Wire||
|November 7, 2012 04:02 PM EST||
Fraud is one of the most pervasive threats against small business. Failure to take preventive security measures takes a heavy toll on nearly half of all small businesses: 2.7 million fall prey to identity theft each year according to a Javelin Research report. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners estimates businesses lose – on average – $200,000 annually to fraud. Small businesses are increasingly the targets of check fraud as well.
An interactive webinar titled, “Are You a Target? Protect Your Business from Identity Theft and Fraud” will arm small business owners to fight back against security threats. The free, hour-long interactive webinar sponsored by Deluxe Corporation (NYSE: DLX) will run on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. EST, 1 p.m. CST and 12 p.m. PST.
Deluxe security solution experts Susan Haider, Chris Clausen and David Wietecki will present the fact-filled webinar that includes several real-world scenarios. This team is dedicated to helping business owners protect their companies from fraud and has created a suite of security products and solutions tailored for small business. The webinar will provide small business owners with actionable tips, many that can be implemented immediately to improve their security and prevent fraud.
The presenters will share insights on:
- Human, physical and digital threats to business security.
- Tips to reduce the risk of identity theft.
- Detailed steps to protect a small business from check fraud.
- Mistakes other small business owners have made – and how to avoid them.
- How high-security checks help defend against check fraud.
Following the presentation, participants may get personalized responses and advice during a Q&A session. All attendees will receive a free Security Assessment Tool and Guide to Protecting Your Business after the webinar.
The webinar will be hosted by Andrew Patricio, founder of BizLaunch, a trusted information source for small business owners. Patricio has more than 25 years of entrepreneurial experience. He has started seven businesses and authored two books on small business topics.
About Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Over four million small business customers access Deluxe’s wide range of products and services including customized checks and forms as well as website development and hosting, search engine marketing, logo design and business networking. For financial institutions, Deluxe offers industry-leading programs in checks, customer acquisition, regulatory compliance, fraud prevention and profitability. Deluxe is also a leading printer of checks and accessories sold directly to consumers. For more information, visit us at www.deluxe.com, http://www.facebook.com/deluxecorp or http://twitter.com/deluxecorp.
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