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organized retail crime

What Is Organized Retail Crime?

Organized retail crime involves two or more persons obtaining retail merchandise through theft and fraud as part of an unlawful enterprise.

Exactly What Is a Shoplifter and How Much Do You Know?

The crime of shoplifting is as old as shopping itself. The first documented cases of shoplifting took place in 16th-century London and involved groups of men called “lifters” (early organized retail crime?).
dishonest employee

When a Dishonest Employee “Doesn’t Remember”

In situations where a subject reverts to “I don’t remember,” it is generally a means of defending himself without having to admit to participation in a particular act.
what does a loss prevention associate do

What Does a Loss Prevention Associate Do?

Contemporary loss prevention professionals still maintain responsibility for retail security. But they also must handle employee theft issues, data protection, safety and risk management, inventory audits, legal compliance, and matters related to organized retail crime and fraud.
Credit Card fraud scam

You WILL Become a Victim of a Credit Card Fraud Scam

Experian has noted that credit card fraud is the most common form of personal financial fraud. Statistics say that 47 percent of adults in the United States have reported being victimized by a fraudulent purchase on their credit or debit card, and that percentage is predicted to rise.
counterfeit merchandise

CASE STUDY: Putting the Brakes on Counterfeit Merchandise

“The little blue box is very important—it is our reputation, it is our brand. When people sell counterfeit blue boxes with fake jewelry, it tarnishes the brand,” said Tiffany & Co.'s Charles Olschanski.
studies on lying

Top Takeaways from Two Studies on Lying and Cultural Differences

Since 1980, the percentage of people in the United States who primarily speak a language other than English has grown by 158 percent, while the nation’s overall population has risen by a comparatively modest 37 percent.
history of interrogation, employee investigations

Employee Investigations: Does It Pass the Smell Test?

When it comes employee investigations, sometimes the "smell test" will not let you rest. You know, those situations when you listen to a story or a business practice, and something just plain stinks.
unethical behavior at work

8 Reasons Why Smart Leaders Sometimes Engage in Unethical Behavior at Work

When I went to prison, I was scared—not an uncommon feeling. I knew exactly what I did that landed me in there—32 federal felony counts of bribery, conspiracy, and money laundering—but I didn't know why I did what I did.
credit card skimmer

10 Tips to Help Cardholders Steer Clear of Credit Card Skimmer Fraud

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. Unfortunately, all it requires is a little illicit technology and a lot of criminal intent.
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