Cargo theft often is thought of as a silent and victimless crime despite the fact that it accounts for losses of billions of dollars annually in the United States. The most common incidences of cargo theft involve gangs who steal high-value commodities from loaded trailers. Substantial losses can also occur Read More
Compared to the United States and some other countries around the world, Canadian shoppers have been slower to adopt online shopping. As of 2013 (the most recent year of verified statistics), only 13 percent of Canadian businesses were selling online. But other statistics show that Canadians are more than willing Read More
Chances are, you’re heard someone say “sales cure shrink” or they plan to “outsell their retail shrink.” When this statement is used, the person uttering the words often has no idea what they are saying. Because of this, it’s easy to dismiss this statement. After a while, it may even Read More
When a civil recovery request is made, many retail theft offenders assume that the request qualifies as an attempt to collect a debt and mistakenly believe that they are provided with the protections listed under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Congress enacted the FDCPA in 1977 “to eliminate Read More
This week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Dave Thompson, CFI, discussing the importance of withholding key evidence during an interview or interrogation.
The term “withholding” really means keeping the information within the investigative resources, meaning you (and maybe your witness) is aware of Read More
When thinking about workplace anger, many people think immediately of famous workplace shootings with terrible casualties. The devastation of these violent tragedies includes loss of life, serious injury, and incredible psychological trauma, as well as considerable property damage. Actual workplace violence is the most extreme, the most costly, and perhaps Read More
The curriculum developed for the LPC certification is unmatched in the industry in my opinion; being intensely thorough from many perspectives. It’s a comprehensive look at loss prevention from all business areas; a very unique examination for any loss prevention professional. Read More
Reviewing current and historical fraud data reveals an implausible finding. Despite the refinement of company fraud prevention programs and a corresponding sophistication in employee fraud schemes, the old bogus expense report is a bigger problem now than 16 years ago.
Semi-annual surveys conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Read More
The Internet is probably the most versatile invention of the 20th century and still continues to enlighten our thinking into the 21st century. It also has a dark side called Tor (an acronym for “the onion router”), which, like an onion, has many layers and is the gateway to the Read More
Maintaining high ethical standards in the workplace are at the heart of any reputable business and certainly any successful loss prevention program. We tend to do business with those we trust and respect, and we tend to receive business from those who trust and respect our company. Those standards are Read More