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What can I do to protect my business from commercial fraud and changing risk?

Answer :
Commercial fraud is a growing problem for all businesses, but particularly for small businesses. To combat commercial fraud, you need to check your own business credit report, as well as the credit of those you do business with on an ongoing basis. Checking once is not enough to protect you and your business. This is a simple yet crucial process that many companies skip, but it could mean the difference between working with legitimate businesses and losing money — or even your business.

Experian's business credit reports provide business background, comprehensive financial information and credit risk facts in an easy-to-read, online format. Business credit reports include:
  • Sophisticated business credit scores
  • Accurate information from objective sources (no self-reported information)
  • Extensive banking, trade and collection data
  • Standard and Poor's financial information on more than 10,000 public companies
  • Business public record data including liens, judgments, business registrations, bankruptcies and Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filings
In addition, Experian business credit reports provide data that is drawn from the largest business database in the industry, including more than 30 million credit-active company records. Our information is constantly updated and third-party verified with no self-reporting accepted from listed companies. This assures that you'll receive accurate information from objective sources. Through Experian's business database you can find all the business information you need in one place, including comprehensive demographic, financial and public record information as well as analytic credit scores.

Experian's also helps you confidently extend credit to vendors, suppliers and customers, protecting your business from changing risk.

5 Reasons to Monitor Your Business

Business owner

  • 24/7 monitoring of your company's Experian credit score
  • Automatic email alerts of any unusual activity in your company's credit report that might indicate fraud
  • Unlimited access to your company's most up-to-date credit report and score
  • Dark Web Surveillance
  • Business Fraud Resolution Support

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