Phoenix Biz Journal names Edgemon its managing editor

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Erin EdgemonThe Phoenix Business Journal has named Erin Edgemon its managing editor.A story on its website states, “Edgemon, who joined the publication on Sept. 14 after relocating to the Phoenix area, is a veteran journalist who was most recently the real estate reporter with the Austin Business Journal, covering commercial and residential development.Read more here.

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Hackers target business owners with Covid-19 VAT deferral scam

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Business owners have been the target of a new email phishing scam purporting to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The scam, which was uncovered by accountancy outsourcing specialists Lanop Outsourcing, uses official HMRC branding and graphics to convince victims that their VAT deferral application has been rejected. At least 100 company owners have reported receiving the realistic scam email through Lanop Outsourcing clients. To aid struggling businesses during Covid-19, HMRC allowed payments of VAT between March 2020 and June 2020 to be deferred until 31st March 2021. Cyber criminals have used the scheme to trick business owners into…

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