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Theft Prevention—You Hold the Keys

[Source: Federated Mutual Insurance Company, 2006; R-2013 | Keywords: Business, Operations, Theft] Equipment dealers hold the keys to reducing thefts and costs associated with thefts. Knowing how to use available resources to combat theft will help you reduce the possibility of theft at your dealership. Theft prevention begins with two basic keys— building security and… Read More »

What to do When a Theft Occurs at Your Business

[2006; R-2013 | Keywords: Business, Operations, Theft] A piece of equipment is stolen from your business. Who should you contact first? What happens once you file a report? Should you contact anyone else? Here’s a brief look at who to contact and what should happen once a theft is reported. Reporting a Theft Local Authorities… Read More »

Credit Card Fraud Prevention

[Author: Donna Miller, Operations Manager, 2010; R-2013 |Keywords: Business, Operations, Fraud] In August 2003 we reported an incident involving an $8,000 phone order with the purchase charged to a stolen credit card. The customer was unknown to the merchant and the merchandise was shipped to an international address. A similar situation recently occurred to a different… Read More »

Credit Card, Telephone and Internet Scams Protect Yourself from Scam Artists

[Sources: IRON Solutions, Better Business Bureau, Norton, 2010; R-2013 | Keywords: Business, Operations, Scams] At a time when businesses literally can’t afford to fall victim to fraud, scam artists are stealing money or personal information from unsuspecting victims and small businesses using telephones, e-mail and the Internet. One Association member knows first-hand the importance of staying… Read More »

NEW Twist to OLD Scam Credit Cards

[Author: Tom Junge, Iowa Field Director, 2010; R-2013 | Keywords: Business, Operations, Scams] Recently, two dealers contacted the Association about a scam involving the sale of a $5,000 tractor to a customer in the Eastern United States. This is how it went down. The customer contacted the dealer about buying a tractor that they had listed on… Read More »