Tag: point of sale


Fundamentals of Credit Card Skimmer Fraud

Fundamentals of Credit Card Skimmer Fraud

A credit card skimmer is a device by which thieves and fraudsters steal credit card information. Often, these theft events will occur in the retail setting, but there are other ways by which the devices can be used to steal information from card owners for criminal purposes. Unfortunately, all it   Read More


4 Ways You Can Transform Retail Loss Prevention Training

4 Ways You Can Transform Retail Loss Prevention Training

Prior to 2012, Bloomingdale’s was doing what most retail organizations do when it comes to retail loss prevention training and safety education—relying on a number of standard approaches like posters, classroom training, huddles, and pre-shift morning rallies. But these approaches just weren’t working.

As I contemplated this situation, I realized we   Read More


Access Control Technology to the Rescue: A True Story

Access Control Technology to the Rescue: A True Story

The Case of the CFO’s Family Photo
I was recruited to a startup thirty-store retailer to launch their first loss prevention program. My supervisor, the CFO, was a seasoned no-nonsense retailer. Our very first meeting started with typical small talk when I noticed a picture placed prominently on his desk. The   Read More


From LP to Internal Audit to Enterprise Risk Management

From LP to Internal Audit to Enterprise Risk Management

EDITOR’S NOTE: Kevin Valentine, CFI, LPC, retired at the end of 2017 as senior vice president of internal audit, loss prevention, and enterprise risk management for Signet Jewelers. He spent more than thirty-five years with the company in various management roles. During his career, Valentine was active in the loss   Read More