Construction Success Story – Stunned contractor battles business identity theft
Abstract: Identity theft doesn’t affect only individuals; it can also strike businesses — including those in the construction industry. This issue’s “Construction Success Story” offers an example in which a construction company receives bills for debts it hadn’t incurred. Their accountant traces the evidence back to a former manager who had stolen company information to file a fake tax return and obtain credit cards in the business’s name. She recommends that they review the Small Business Administration’s five best practices for preventing small-business identity theft.