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Tag: employee fraud
When it comes employee investigations, sometimes the “smell test” will just not let you rest. You know, those situations when you listen to a story or a business practice, and something just plain stinks. On the surface, nothing appears to be wrong, but there is a smell just below the Read More
What is the latest employee theft scam putting a dent in the profits of your retail organization? Think about any recent changes. Maybe you’ve implemented a new cash management protocol, or a new loyalty program, or a new tabletop payment system. Regardless of what your stores have recently done to Read More
By Joe Boissy
Retail organizations have been using surveillance video as a valuable tool to combat shrinkage, which can account for more than 1.38 percent of retail sales for some US organizations, according to the National Retail Security Survey. Shrink rates are the result of increased shoplifting, employee fraud and organized retail crime, Read More
These are clearly turbulent times in retail. How people shop is changing—and with it the strategies employed to attract and retain customers. Store technology is changing, offering new opportunities, and ushering in new risks. What does the upheaval mean for loss prevention? What are the primary challenges the industry may Read More
Listening to loss prevention leaders discuss their relationships with information technology (IT) departments and offer advice for strengthening them can seem a bit like eavesdropping on marriage counseling. There is admission of a “love-hate” dynamic, occasional hand-wringing over who gets final say, and counsel to “listen, don’t just talk” and 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
Integrating Retail, Social Media, and Incarceration Data with Artificial Intelligence for Next-Gen Threat Prevention (The Retail Equation/Sysrepublic)
Retail security professionals are continually striving to fend off threats. They face a never-ending battle. A solution is implemented only to have offenders circumvent it within days or months. Appriss has joined The Retail Equation and Sysrepublic as one company to bring threat detection and prevention to a new level Read More
Last year’s BDO FraudTrack report shows that the total value of reported fraud in 2015 was £1.5 billion (~$1.9 billion), representing an increase of 110 percent from the previous year and the highest fraud statistics value recorded since 2011.
The report, which examines reported fraud cases over £50,000 (~$65,000) in the Read More