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Using Detect & Defend powered by EZShield

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Detect and Defend offers businesses end-to-end protection against identity theft, fraud, and data breaches. In this article, we'll explain how Detect and Defend works. 

Business identity theft on the rise

Business identity theft occurs when criminals hack or steal sensitive information about your business. And, unfortunately, it's on the rise.

  • Fraudulent payments have been on the rise (60% to 74% from 2013 to 2016) for small businesses.
  • Small/mid businesses are targeted in 62% of data breaches.
  • On average, small businesses incur $38,000 in breach expenses.
  • Small business are more attractive targets for fraud and business identity theft: much of their info is public and they often don’t think they are attractive targets.

What do criminals do with the information?

  • Buy goods on credit from your vendors or vendors.
  • Gain access to your financial accounts.
  • File business tax returns for a quick tax refund in the name of your business.
  • Open credit cards and get loans in the name of a business.
  • Lease or mortgage a property in the name of your business.
  • Withdraw money from a business bank account.
  • Open utility accounts under the name of a business.
  • Create counterfeit checks and cash those checks against a business bank account.

Detect & Defend powered by EZShield is designed to protect your business.

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Who is EZShield?

EZShield is a leader in the fraud and identity protection industry, delivering comprehensive solutions through their tech-enabled platform. More than 15 million consumers and small businesses rely on EZShield to prevent and detect a multitude of identity threats and to resolve identity crime.

QuickBooks has partnered with EZShield to bring QuickBooks Detect & Defend to our customers. From our high security checks to business identity theft and fraud defense, we provide the tools to help keep your business safe.