Submitted by Wendy Roberts, NorthStar Strategic Partners, Inc.

Suspicious of an email you received asking for private business information?

Alarmed when someone calls you claiming to be your local bank, but you are unsure?

Receive a pop up claiming your computer has been hacked?

All of these are questions that you should think about as a business owner before you provide any confidential information to a third party. Now is especially the time to be wary, as scams are on the rise. Of late, here at NorthStar, we have been receiving calls from a fair number of clients experiencing fraud attempts or scamming games. One such instance is fresh in my mind as it occurred just this week.