Who is that mystery caller? A primer on telephone scams

My Startup

We’ve all experienced it at one time or another: the phone rings and the voice on the other end of the line tells you that you’ve won a lottery you didn’t even play. That should be your first clue that something is amiss.

To recognize Fraud Prevention Month, My StartUpbrings you a series of blogs throughout the month of March written by Business Counsellors from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). They field hundreds of calls every year from small businesses that have experienced an attempt to defraud them. They’ve heard all the scams and they know what to look for.

Today’s edition offers a few helpful reminders to protect your business from falling for a bogus scheme over the phone.


One of the most valuable resources you have as a small business owner is time. Your day includes finding new market opportunities, monitoring your sales…

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