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The future looks bright for American manufacturing, and this rings especially true for companies planning to reshore or nearshore their manufacturing facilities. Reshoring manufacturing can help rebuild America’s once-buzzing industry. Learn more on what you can expect and what reshoring can do for your bottom line. US manufacturing fell off a cliff between the 60s and 70s. Industry leaders saw the financial benefits of cheap labor in foreign countries and exploited it quickly. Take a quick look around your office. Most of those items likely stem from offshoring practices. Now, in 2023...
Article | 5 min |
Primary Source of Fraud: Business Email Comprise Email communication plays a major role in how many businesses conduct their daily operations. Fraudsters continue to adapt their business email compromise (or “BEC”) schemes, as well. While they may target an entire organization, they often focus their efforts on Accounts Payable departments. According to the 2023 AFP Payments Fraud and Control Report, the number of organizations falling victim to BEC fraud has slightly increased in the last year, as has the number of organizations that have experienced financial loss due to BEC. This type of...
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Fraudsters Continue to Target Check Payments A large majority of organizations are still using checks for outgoing payments and checks continue to be the primary target of payments fraud. Without preventative measures in place, every check payment could be exposing an organization to fraud. AFP reported the following as tools and processes companies have implemented to protect their business: ACH Fraud On The Rise As more companies make the transition from paper checks to electronic payments, the Association of Financial Professionals reported an increase in the number of organizations...
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Fraud continues to be a challenge for many organizations. According to the 2023 Association for Financial Professionals, 65 percent of organizations report that they continue to be targets of fraud. And as the payments landscape continues to evolve, fraudsters are evolving their tactics too. Targets of Payments Fraud Check issuing continues to decline as the number of organizations using digital payments increases. The mass adoption of digital payments is partly due to the remote work environment. Electronic payment usage increases may also be the reason there has been an uptick in ACH fraud...
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Social media has become an integral part of our lives, connecting us with our friends, family, and community. While social media platforms offer countless opportunities for communication and engagement, they also present risks that users need to be aware of, particularly when it comes to social engineering and scams. Read on so you can protect yourself from social engineers on social media. What is social engineering? Social engineering is the manipulation of our natural human tendency to trust what we see and who we interact with. On social media platforms, these attackers manipulate their...