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Mississippi businesses warned of shady deals

As if there aren’t already enough challenges to running a business successfully, each year businesses across the country are targeted by scams that cost them millions. Bogus billing is one of the most popular ways that con artists get their hands in the pockets of businesses. A Jackson businessman recently targeted by such a scam recommends carefully checking invoices.

Dr. James Baugh, who co-owns The Vineyard restaurant with his son, Jay, said the recent bogus bill could have been easily overlooked.

“If we hadn’t been vigilant, we might have overlooked it,” Baugh said. “We could have sent in a check. With a bigger operation it might have slipped through with no problem at all.”

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