Retail Fraud

counterfeit merchandise

Putting the Brakes on Counterfeit Merchandise: A Case Study

The trade in counterfeit merchandise globally is getting worse, and US retailers are being hit the hardest, according to a 2017 report from the...
brand protection strategy

Fighting the Fakes: How to Build Your Brand Protection Strategy

A study by the Government Accountability Office, released in January, observes a shift in sale of counterfeit goods from "underground" or secondary markets, such...
e-commerce credit card fraud protection

E-commerce Credit Card Fraud: The Growing Challenge

Just as the word "e-commerce" has come to refer to a menagerie of different specialized markets, so e-commerce credit card fraud comes in many...

What Do the Dark Web and Bitcoins Have to Do with Card Fraud and...

In case you aren’t familiar with the terms, let’s start with three definitions:Dark web – a collection of websites that exist on an encrypted...

Fraud Detection Techniques Using Big Data

Deep inside the data warehouses of companies across the world, billions of dollars are trapped in the subtle variations between the binary 0s and...
toy shopping

Toy Scammers, Counterfeiters, and Other Grinches Are Out to Steal Christmas

Last year, the hot toy was Hatchimals, an interactive fuzzy bird doll that hatches from a large egg. Parents were not able to find...
Shoplifter Shoplifting and theft

Does “Normalization of Deviance” Really Exist in the Workplace?

I think many of us have been somewhere and heard the phrase, “We have always done it that way; why should we change?” I...
Counterfeit goods

Counterfeit Goods and Trademark Enforcement

According to statistics from the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC), the total value of intellectual property (IP) rights-related seizures was about $1.22 billion in 2014....
return fraud

The Evolving Impact of Return Fraud and Abuse

The concept of the retail return is a relatively new phenomenon. In the mid- to late-twentieth century, retailers began accepting returned merchandise as an...
credit card fraud news

Credit Card Fraud News and Updates

Many articles in the LPM Insider talk about EMV chip technology in credit cards and how this technology fights credit card fraud. While it’s...

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