Thieves and fraudsters continue to invent new scams that threaten retail supply chains, even when organizations are following supply-chain security best practices. Security firm Check Point, for example, recently reported on a discovery of malware, adnets, spyware and even ransomware that had been installed on at least 36 Android devices Read More
Tag: logistics security
By Jack Trlica
Like the British referendum vote earlier this year, the election of Donald Trump in the United States has sent tectonic waves not just through the individual countries but also around the globe. With the unexpected results of both votes, we in the retail trade industry are left with more questions Read More
By Chris Batson
Loss prevention in distribution centers (DCs) provides a unique challenge to the industry. As with all LP programs, the distribution center loss prevention team is tasked with reduction of shrink and generating a sufficient return on investment to justify their programs.
Given the growing investment in supply chain inventory management, how Read More
By John Tabor
A recent survey of retail security directors showed that almost half of those polled had been the victims of a supply-chain disruption directly related to cargo theft in the past year. This is a significant increase from recent years.
Envision the following scenario. You are at home around 8:15 at night Read More
By John Wilson
The dictionary definition of a fossil is “the remains or impression of a prehistoric plant or animal embedded in rock and preserved in petrified form, a person or thing that is outdated or resistant to change, or a word or phrase that has become obsolete.”
It is therefore perhaps surprising to Read More
A father-son duo recently stole more than $41,000 worth of frozen chicken wings in an internal theft incident from a locally owned restaurant in Syracuse, New York. The Onondaga County Sherriff’s Office has charged Paul Rojek, 56, and his son Joshua, 33, with grand larceny and falsifying business records.
Both men Read More
Holiday weekends are notorious for presenting increased shoplifting risks for retailers as shoppers flood the stores looking for bargains and those must-find holiday gifts. Opportunities presented by the confusion and distractions of a crowded store coupled with the desire to fulfill holiday shopping lists on tight budgets are a tempting Read More
When it comes to cargo thefts in the U.S., thieves seem to be showing a hunger for one particular category of retail product—and it’s anything but high-tech.
According to the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International, cargo theft incidents involving food and drink products are stirring the pot as the most Read More
By LPM Admin
Five men—three of whom are former FedEx hub employees—have recently been indicted of defrauding the company of more than $1.7 million in an interstate shipping theft scheme. The indictment, which was released on Tuesday by Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, identifies Christopher T. Read More
By James Lee
EDITOR’S NOTE: In each issue of LossPrevention, we have conducted an interview of a senior retail executive. For a different perspective, we decided to assemble a group of LP professionals who would be considered among the “second in commands” in their organization. These individuals came together one afternoon during the Read More