Fresno, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/11/2016 -- As a professional in the field of fraud prevention, Ian Leaf draws on years of experience not only working diligently to prevent fraud, but also working to undo the disastrous consequences associated with fraud and other scams. With a deep understanding of the potential impact of being victimized by a scam, Leaf has dedicated his professional career to emphasizing the importance of preventing fraud before it is able to wreak such havoc. In keeping with this goal, Leaf has announced the release of several simple strategies anyone can use to prevent fraud.
"It is my hope that releasing these strategies will help people and businesses realize that basic fraud prevention does not have to be complex or time-consuming, and that the potential consequences are such that any effort to prevent fraud will always be entirely worthwhile," says Leaf. "Of course, these strategies are general guidelines and do not take into account any unique circumstances associated with an individual or a business, but they can be easily modified according to each individual situation."
According to Leaf, the first step for preventing fraud is to conduct a thorough and honest analysis of any existing vulnerabilities. These weaknesses will differ to a significant degree among individuals and corporations, so it is quite essential to take the time to properly examine each potential issue in order to adopt a prevention strategy that is most likely to function as intended.
Once any vulnerability has been identified, Leaf goes over the many strategies available for reinforcements and methods for enhancing protection against all potential forms of fraud. Somewhat surprisingly, Leaf indicated that many individuals and corporations fail to take appropriate action even when a weakness has been identified, so Leaf has reinforced the importance of focusing on a proactive approach rather than a reactive one.
"The amount of time and effort required to reverse the effects of fraud greatly exceeds the time and effort required to ensure prevention," says Leaf. "While I am always willing to help those in need, I never like to hear about situations in which fraudulent behavior that could have easily been prevented has led to damaging consequences. Prevention should always be the goal in every circumstance."
About Ian Leaf
An author, consumer advocate and fraud prevention specialist, Ian Leaf's professional career has been marked by a consistent willingness to help others deal with difficult circumstances. Leaf is also the founder of Ian Leaf Reviews, a company that reveals fraudulent behavior while seeking to educate those who may be at risk of being targeted by scammers and fraudsters.