New FTC Website Helps Small Businesses Avoid Scams

When scammers and hackers attack small businesses, it hurts not only the businesses’ reputations and bottom line, but also the integrity of the marketplace. The Federal Trade Commission has launched a new website – FTC.gov/SmallBusiness – to help business owners avoid scams, protect their computers and networks, and keep their customers’ and employees’ data safe.

At FTC.gov/SmallBusiness you’ll find:

  • Tips on how to avoid scams that target businesses
  • Advice to help you protect your customers’ and employees’ sensitive data
  • Videos that show what you can do to secure your business’s networks

The website also includes helpful articles such as Small Business Computer Security Basics, which has tips to help companies protect their files and devices, train employees to think twice before sharing account information, and keep their wireless network protected. The article also tells you what to do if a hacker gets into your computers or networks.