Business Expert Session: Avoiding Fraud for Small Businesses
December 31, 2025
An overview of trends and common scams with a focus of small businesses and consumers.
This presentation discusses common fraud schemes and scams employed by bad actors that typically target small businesses and consumers. The information will discuss common trends, things to watch for, ways to avoid and mitigate losses, and what to do if you suspect you’ve been scammed, as well as a brief discussing on emergent technology such as AI and how it has begun to change the landscape.
About the Presenter – Tucker Kraght
Tucker Kraght is an Attorney licensed in the State of Washington and Oregon. He served as an Anti-Money Laundering Investigator with Umpqua Bank from 2021 to 2023 and was a personal banker and small business banker with Umpqua beginning in 2020. Prior to his time with Umpqua Bank he served with the Oregon Department of Justice Criminal Justice Division as a clerk assisting in organized crime, racketeering, and white collar crime investigations, he was a Deputy District Attorney for Lane County, Oregon, and maintained his own private practice focusing on business incorporation, contract drafting, and litigation support. He also served as a pro bono attorney for the Lewis and Clark Law School Small Business Legal Clinic, assisting small and minority businesses and entrepreneurs.
This session was recorded on 1/11/2024