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heft and scams are assailing today’s dealers from multiple angles. While a lumberyard
might worry about common stealing, such as a shady contractor trying to pad his pick-up
with a few free boards, there is high-end trickery afoot as well.
Most modern-day dealers who want to be successful have had the foresight to ramp up
Internet, email, and data security while placing more than a few cameras around their locations.
Dealers have also been sure to educate employees as to the signs of deceit: what files and emails
to open and those that should be deleted immediately, how to conduct thorough credit checks,
By Andy Carlo
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