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Internet Fraud—How the Web Is Changing LP

The bust ended on a familiar enough note. At a dusty border crossing in San Ysidro, California, a young woman was recently arrested by U.S. postal...
Managing Change at the World’s Most Admired Specialty Retailer

Managing Change at the Worlds Most Admired Specialty Retailer

EDITORS NOTE: Leonard A. Schlesinger is vice chairman and chief operating officer of Limited Brands. He also sits on the companys board of directors....
Protecting Your Company Against Check Fraud

Protecting Your Company Against Check Fraud

The recent growth in check fraud has reached epidemic proportions, leaving no individual, company, or municipality immune. More than 1.2 million worthless checks enter...
Solving Multiple-Suspect Thefts

Solving Multiple-Suspect Thefts

Early in my career, I investigated many multiple-suspect thefts with a less than satisfactory case resolution. Not being able to identify the primary culprit...
Monitoring and Securing Cargo with Electronic Padlocks

Monitoring and Securing Cargo with Electronic Padlocks

Many of us in the loss prevention world can attribute our roots to the fundamental, foundational role of store detective. As a detective, the...
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Why Is It Getting So Much Harder to Manage People?

During the boom, business leaders began to notice a new attitude emerging among employees. It came to be known as the “free agent” mindset—the...
Implementing an e-Learning Strategy for Loss Prevention Training

Implementing an e-Learning Strategy for Loss Prevention Training

In today’s economy, cutbacks, downsizing, and store closings have become a common means to streamline the bottom line of today’s retailers. Nowhere more than...

Identity Theft – A Growing Epidemic of Fraud

The fastest growing financial crimes in America today are check fraud and identity theft. The Nilson Report estimates check fraud losses to be about...
Improving Home Improvement Shrinkage

Improving Home Improvement Shrinkage

E D I T O R : Your title is vice president of loss prevention, safety, and hazmat. That entails a lot. Give us...
Stopping Theft with the Click of a Mouse

Stopping Theft with the Click of a Mouse

Detecting internal theft at JCPenney has leap-frogged into the 21st century. Just five years ago, attempting to identify possible fraudulent refunds meant that every...
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