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Gatekeeper Systems

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Hanwha Techwin America

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ISC West
April 9-12

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May 5-8

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May 14

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May 21-24

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June 11-13

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June 20

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June 25-27

GA Retailers ORC Alliance Retail Crime Conference
Aug. 22

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Aug. 26-30

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Sept. 8-12

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Oct. 28-31

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2019 GLPS - Group LP Selfies

Your Team - Your Pride - Our Industry
Building Industry Pride - One Team Selfie at a Time

Staples Loss Prevention Leadership Team

Featured in Picture, left to right: Matt Auger, Sr. LP Mgr. - Dennis Sullivan, Sr. Mgr Shortage Control - Mark Mellor, Sr. LP Mgr - Glenn Forrest, Sr. LP Manager - Carson Altice, Sr. LP Mgr. - Dan Tracy, LP Director West - Don Tarney, LP Director East - Jim Carroll, Sr. LP Director.


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Bob's Discount Furniture

Sephora LP Team

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3SI Security Systems

Disrupting the Status Quo:
A Layered Approach to Loss Prevention

Todd Leggett, CEO
Dan Reynolds, VP of Retail Sales


3SI is on a mission to create a safer world with innovative technologies that redefine asset recovery and criminal apprehension. Todd Leggett and Dan Reynolds tell us how 3SI has significantly increased its footprint in the retail space by developing new retail applications for their patented GPS technology to address loss impacting multiple verticals within the retail segment. Today, they protect more than 250,000 locations worldwide and are one of the leading providers of Retail GPS Tracking and Tracing solutions.

Quick Take 8 with Bob Moraca, VP of LP, NRF

Bob Moraca, Vice President,
Loss Prevention, NRF

with MCs Joe LaRocca
and Amber Bradley


Bob Moraca, VP of LP for the National Retail Federation, chats with Joe and Amber about the NRF's support for non-violent criminal justice reform, the latest findings of the NRF's ORC report, and why Cyber Risk is a major new area of focus at this year's NRF Protect conference.



Rob Thomson, CFI promoted to Director, Loss Prevention
(Asia Pacific | Latin America) for Nike

Prior, Rob was the Sr. Manager, Loss Prevention Operations (North America) for the retailer, and has been with the Nike Loss Prevention team since 2015, when he started as a Loss Prevention Center of Excellence - Investigator. He's held other asset protection and investigations roles including Sr. Business Partner, Assets Protection - Design & Innovation for Target, Investigator - Europe-Mid East-Africa Region for Cargill, Executive Team Leader - Assets Protection for Target, and he was a member of the US Army. Rob earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in journalism: advertising and public relations from University of Minnesota. Congratulations, Rob!
Brian Wedoff promoted to Director - Loss Prevention
for ULTA Beauty

Brian was previously a Regional Loss Prevention Manager for over two years before earning this promotion. His over 20 years in the industry include such roles as Regional AP Manager for Mattel, Inc., Regional DC AP Group Leader and District AP Leader for Target, and Sr. HR Manager and Area Manager of AP for AT&T. Brian was also a Sergeant - Reserve Unit for La Grange Police Department and an Adjunct Professor & Homeland Security Training Institute Advisory Board Member for College of DuPage. He earned his Master of Arts, Admin & Management of Criminal Justice from Loyola University Chicago. Congratulations Brian!
Daniel LaBerge promoted to Senior Manager, High Risk Product Strategies, Asset Analytics & Insights for CVS Health
Daniel was previously the Regional Loss Prevention Manager for CVS Health for Boston, MA for over nine years, and the RLPM for Phoenix, AZ for over three years. Congratulations Daniel!

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The First LPF Learning Day of 2019 a Big Hit in Indianapolis

Event brings together today's mentors and tomorrow's leaders

The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF), in partnership with the University of Indianapolis Department of Criminal Justice, held its first Learning Day of 2019 on Tuesday, March 12 on the campus of the University of Indianapolis. Over 80 university students, loss prevention professionals, solution providers, and professors gathered for the one-day educational event.

Dedicated to the loss prevention industry and the opportunities that it affords, the event centered on industry professionals sharing insights on asset protection, professional development strategies, security techniques, analytics, crisis management, and cyber-crime defense. Attendees included those interested in a career in public safety, business, or related fields, as well as current loss prevention professionals looking to take their career to the next level.

See the full recap with pictures here

DTiQ Opens New Customer Experience Center in Las Vegas, Nevada
DTiQ today announced the opening of their new executive briefing and customer experience center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The center includes multiple store kiosks simulating actual customer environments, as well as a state-of-the-art product demonstration and benchmark facility.

The customer kiosks include a retail shop, a quick serve restaurant and a convenience store. The kiosks contain working simulations of the individual business environments, including live cameras feeding monitors with heatmaps and integrated point of sale (POS) systems. DTiQ can demonstrate how their technology will look and feel in a live customer environment. Thus, enabling their customers to realize firsthand the benefits they will recognize and understand how it will operate in their stores. Read more in today's Press Release column below.

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exacqVision v19.03 enhances map linking and on-screen camera displays for business-optimizing results
Johnson Controls has introduced exacqVision video management system v19.03, the latest version of the VMS software known for its intuitive feature set and simple configuration and maintenance.

The features introduced in this latest version provide users with greater flexibility and freedom for business-optimizing results. For example, users can now more quickly navigate multiple maps of their facility - easily linking parent maps, child maps to parent maps, and vice versa. This provides much-needed control and oversight to security operators who need to respond quickly to security events, no matter where they occur. tyco.sp.com

'Hiring People with Criminal Backgrounds Is Easier Than You Think'
Second-Chance Hiring Gaining Momentum & Support
HR Trade Show Hot Topic Session

Second-chance hiring-recruiting and hiring people with criminal backgrounds and eliminating obstacles to those efforts-is building momentum among policymakers, the business community and worker advocates.

Genevieve Martin, executive director of Dave's Killer Bread Foundation, a prominent voice in the second-chance movement, told attendees at the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management Employment Law & Legislative Conference March 18 in Washington, D.C., that hiring people with felony convictions shouldn't be a "big, scary thing."

She led a panel of experts to address what many in the room may have been thinking: Second-chance hiring is well-intentioned, sure, but how do we actually do it?

"In most cases, having an across-the-board ban on hiring someone with a criminal record may run afoul of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 2012 EEOC [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] guidelines."

Thirty-three states and more than 150 cities and counties have passed "ban-the-box" measures. However "It doesn't mean you can't ask about it later or not at all."

When it comes time to evaluate someone's criminal history, you should be looking first for context and accountability, Martin said. "Does the person take ownership for their background? And who are they now? Have they invested in themselves? Have they improved their skills?" 

Editor's Note: Great article describing exactly where the HR community and their trade association (SHRM) is on second-chance hiring and how they support it - would defend it and promote it. shrm.org

Trucking companies are hiring felons to fill thousands of driver openings
The American Trucking Associations says the industry needs another 51,000 drivers to keep pace with increased shipping demands from Amazon, Walmart and other mega-retailers. The demand has prompted an increasing number of trucking companies to give non-violent, ex-offenders a second look. santacruzsentinel.com

Survey: Half of HR Pros' Workplaces Experienced Violence
New SHRM data demonstrates need for more education, training to prevent workplace violence

SHRM surveyed 1,416 members in February 2019. The total of those who say violence has occurred at their workplace (48%) is up from 36 percent in 2012. A 33% increase. The category includes incidences of harassment and intimidation, as well as physical assaults and homicides.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 458 of the over 5,000 fatal injuries that happened in a workplace in 2017 were homicides. About 15 percent of those were perpetrated by co-workers or other work associates.

A majority (82 percent) of 545 employees surveyed by NORC at the University of Chicago, an independent research institute, reported feeling safer in organizations that provide programs to prevent workplace violence and train employees to respond to violent incidents. But less than half say their organization has a program to prevent workplace violence (45 percent) or provides training to workers on how to respond to an act of workplace violence (49 percent). Less than one-third of workers (29 percent) said that they are unsure or don't know what to do if they witness or are involved in workplace violence.

Preventing Workplace Violence shrm.org

Utah: HB 0424 Bill authorized for State Attorney General to create an Organized Retail Crime Unit
Highlighted Provisions: This bill authorizes the Office of the Attorney General to create and coordinate a multi-agency strike force to combat crimes that may have a negative impact on the state's economy; authorizes the Office of the Attorney General to establish the Organized Retail Crime Unit; and establishes reporting requirements. In conjunction with the Strike Force, the Office of the Attorney General shall establish the Organized Retail Crime Unit for the purpose of: investigating, apprehending, and prosecuting individuals or entities that participate in the purchase, sale, or distribution of stolen property; and targeting individuals or entities that commit theft and other property crimes for financial gain. Chief Sponsor: Eric C. Hutchings (R) ehutchings@le.utah.gov  utah.gov

Federal 'Ban-the-Box' Bill Would Apply to Agencies, Contractors
Legislation prohibiting federal agencies and federal contractors from asking about job applicants' criminal history until after making a conditional offer of employment appears on its way to a House vote.

Employers say they worry about not knowing the criminal histories of job candidates. Hodge stressed that ban-the-box laws do not "force anyone to hire anybody. Employers can continue running background checks and gathering all the information they need to make a hiring decision."

Both Harris and Hodge discounted recent studies suggesting that ban-the-box policies lead to broader race-based discrimination in hiring. shrm.org

2019 The Year of Liquidations
Hitting Bottom

Up to now the first quarter has been traditionally the quarter of budget cuts, staff reductions, store closing announcements and Chapter 11 filings. With Q1 2009 and 2010 really being the milestone first quarters where cuts were the deepest and industry exec's started labeling the period 'The Retail Apocalypse.'

Over the last eight years we've seen thousands of store closures and household name brands disappear as if they were never here. Retail behemoths falling in Amazons wake all the while violence in the workplace and in general in retail started rising, along with armed robberies and mass-shootings. Adding a new pressure on the consumer. The element of fear. Where parents plan pictures with Santa's who are closest to exit doors.

All the reports, studies and anecdotal information we've seen points to an element of fear that consumers are struggling with when out in public which has to be influencing the decrease in traffic being reported across the world at certain level malls and shopping centers. You just can't have all of these reports on increasing violence in retail and not have that impact.

So this year, in the states, we're seeing an unprecedented number of liquidations. Certainly the private equity debt burdens opened the door for most of these but the Amazon effect and fear played into all of them as well.

We're going to see the bottom soon and make no mistake we're there now. Just some thoughts from the press box. Gus Downing

Gus Downing

The Resale Market Is Taking Over Fast Fashion
Fashion Resale Market Growing 21 Times Faster Than Retail Market

The data, gathered in the 2019 Resale Report from online thrift store thredUp, shows that more consumers are becoming environmentally conscious, often pushing them toward more affordable used items.

The secondhand economy-a $24 billion market as of 2018-is projected to grow to nearly 1.5 times the size of fast fashion (retailers with high turnaround and lower prices, like Zara and H&M) within the next 10 years, hitting a $64 billion evaluation, thredUp reports.

Within the next five years, the secondhand clothing market will double. fortune.com

Immigrant Crackdown Impacting Farmers Who Fill The Grocery Shelves
Trump Crackdown Unnerves Immigrants, and the Farmers Who Rely on Them
It has long been an open secret that some farms survive by relying on an undocumented labor force. Now, tough immigration enforcement has caused a crisis.

It has long been an open secret in upstate New York that the dairy industry has been able to survive only by relying on undocumented immigrants for its work force. Now, this region has become a national focal point in the debate over President Trump's crackdown on undocumented immigrants and their role in agriculture.

"There are people out there who just say, 'Send them all back and build a wall.' But they would be facing empty shelves in the grocery store if that were to happen."

The pressures here reflect broader challenges facing farmers across the country who rely on undocumented workers. The farmers are struggling with a shrinking labor pool as fewer migrants cross illegally into the country and migrants who are long-term residents become too old for field work.

This year the labor shortage has been compounded by Mr. Trump's trade war and extreme weather, forcing some small farmers to switch to higher-value crops, to reduce their acreage and to consider selling their farms. nytimes.com

How to Address Negligent Hiring Concerns
Exercise due diligence to avoid negligent hiring nightmares.

An episode of workplace violence occurs on his or her watch and is closely followed by a negligent hiring claim. While such claims are rare, every employer should understand basic risks and due diligence to avoid liability.

Negligent hiring tends to be associated with candidates with criminal records, but the link between the two is often exaggerated. Fear of negligent hiring litigation shouldn't negate the emerging trend of employers giving people with criminal histories a second chance. Current research indicates that these individuals are no more likely to engage in workplace misconduct than anyone else, Emsellem says. That's why it's wiser for employers to focus on exercising due diligence with regard to all job candidates, not just those with criminal records.

Negligent Hiring Doctrine

Under the doctrine of negligent hiring, an employer is liable for harm its employees inflict on third parties when the employer knew or should have known of the employee's potential risk to cause harm, or if the risk would have been discovered by a reasonable investigation.

While federal courts and the courts of nearly every state recognize a cause of action for negligent hiring, they apply different standards for liability-notably, to the degree of foreseeability required-and offer little clarity on how to avoid it.

A dozen states have passed laws recently limiting employer liability for negligent hiring, but even these provisions are not uniform. They generally fall into three categories. shrm.org

Washington, DC: National Law Enforcement Museum opened in October of 2018, now facing default on $103M loan
Just two months after its grand opening in October, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said that its museum a few blocks from the Mall in Washington was headed for default on some of the $103 million it borrowed in 2016. That kind of failure is rare in the $3.8 trillion municipal-bond market, and after two decades of planning and construction, it was a notably quick descent. The museum counted on its high-profile backers' fundraising prowess and the willingness of tourists to pay more than $20 a head. To survive now, it must get more visitors in the door. A lot more. In its first three months, the museum attracted only about 15,000 people. It'll need 20 times that to meet its first-year goal.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which oversaw the monument, was put in charge of the museum as part of a 2000 law signed by President Clinton. The nonprofit raised money for the museum from companies such as gun maker Glock, motorcycle company Harley-Davidson, and Target, as well as the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation. bloombergquint.com

Senior LP & AP Jobs Market

New: Corporate Security Manager Posted for Benjamin Moore, Montvale, NJ
The Corporate Security Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of Benjamin Moore's security risk management strategy and associated functions, and will serve as the focal point for physical and personnel security in the organization. This position will report to the Director, Occupational Safety & Health, and will manage a company-wide program to safeguard Benjamin Moore's critical assets -- people, sites, products, operations and reputation.  Functional Group:  Environmental Health and Safety.

Benjamin Moore is proud to be a part of Berkshire Hathaway, which was recognized by Fortune magazine as the world's fourth most admired company. For 135 years, Benjamin Moore has been a respected leader in the architectural coatings and home decor landscape; creating the products and tools that enrich and beautify thousands of communities each day. adp.com

Benjamin Moore can be found at over 5,000 independently owned paint and hardware stores throughout North America

Nordstrom Rack Director of Loss Prevention
Off-price retail - Great brand and good numbers. That's a great job long term wise. It just happens to be in Seattle - A tough re-lo spot to recruit for externally.

Smile Direct Club Director, Asset Protection job removed from website

For Regional Grocers: Protect your brand and customers during that 'last-mile' delivery

Shopko to Liquidate All 370 Stores

Quarterly Results
DSW full yr comp's up 6.1%, net sales up 13.3%
Michaels Q4 comp's down 0.4%, full yr comp's up 0.8%

Register Today!
eBay's Connect & Collaborate Conference
April 10th, 2019 in Draper, Utah

Please join eBay's Global Asset Protection team for Connect & Collaborate 2019, our biennial opportunity to host some of the nation's leaders in combatting organized retail crime at the eBay facility in Draper, Utah, just fifteen minutes south of Salt Lake City. The event provides retailers, law enforcement, and eBay an opportunity to "Connect and Collaborate" on challenges, strategies, tools, and solutions related to organized retail crime.

More details to follow, including an agenda and suggestions for travel accommodation. Please feel free to send the invitation to any Law Enforcement or Retail Investigator that would be interested in attending!

Please send your RSVP by April 1st, with number and names of attendees, to: proact@ebay.com

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DTiQ Opens New Customer Experience Center
in Las Vegas, Nevada

Includes Several Customer Kiosks Equipped with Real-time Video Analytics

BOSTON, March 19, 2019 - DTiQ today announced the opening of their new executive briefing and customer experience center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The center includes multiple store kiosks simulating actual customer environments, as well as a state-of-the-art product demonstration and benchmark facility.

The customer kiosks include a retail shop, a quick serve restaurant and a convenience store. The kiosks contain working simulations of the individual business environments, including live cameras feeding monitors with heatmaps and integrated point of sale (POS) systems. DTiQ can demonstrate how their technology will look and feel in a live customer environment. Thus, enabling their customers to realize firsthand the benefits they will recognize and understand how it will operate in their stores.

"Approximately 70% of our customers pass through Las Vegas every year. This new customer experience center allows our clients to experience DTiQ's product suite and instantly understand how we can positively impact their bottom lines," says Mark Simson, Chief Operating Officer for DTiQ.

The new facility also includes an executive briefing center, complete with a product demonstration and benchmark facility. Here, integrations with hundreds of various systems and technologies can be tested and experienced in real time. Also included, is the company's 24/7 customer support center and loss prevention headquarters. The new office will enable DTiQ to scale to meet their growing customer base.

"Our goal has always been to be a trusted adviser to our customers. We couldn't think of a better way to achieve that than offering our customers a cost-free method to experience DTiQ in a live environment - one similar to their own location," says Mike Coffey, Chief Executive Officer for DTiQ. "Our new customer experience center enables us to do just that. We can show our customers how they make their stores more efficient."




NYPD partners with a high-tech detective:
Algorithm helps spot crime patterns

When a syringe-wielding drill thief tried sticking up a Home Depot near Yankee Stadium, police figured out quickly that it wasn't a one-off. A man had also used a syringe a few weeks earlier while stealing a drill at another Home Depot 7 miles (11 kilometers) south in Manhattan.

The match, though, wasn't made by an officer looking through files. It was done by pattern-recognition computer software developed by the New York Police Department.

The software, dubbed
Patternizr, allows crime analysts stationed in each of the department's 77 precincts to compare robberies, larcenies and thefts to hundreds of thousands of crimes logged in the NYPD's database, transforming their hunt for crime patterns with the click of a button.

It's much faster than the old method, which involved analysts sifting through reports, racking their brains for key details about various crimes and deciding whether they fit into a pattern. It's more comprehensive, too, with analysts able to spot patterns across the city instead of just in their precinct.

Like human crime analysts, the software
compares factors such as method of entry, type of goods taken and the distance between crimes. usatoday.com

UK-based AI tech startup aims to detect store thefts in real-time
As per The BRC Retail Crime Survey, during 2016-17, there have been over half a billion pounds of loss in the UK due to customer theft. This is where the intelligent computer vision software built of ThirdEye comes to play. The startup claims to help retailers and staffs prevent up to
£56 billion (nearly 65 billion euros) theft along with other benefits such as better understanding of customer behaviour, eliminating queues and limited stock-outs. The UK-based startup aims to make that possible with the help of artificial intelligence (AI).
Raises over 2.3M euros funding

In a recent development, the UK-based retail security platform has raised over 2.3 million euros Series C funding led by European venture capital firm Octopus Ventures along with participation from True and existing seed investor Episode 1 Ventures. siliconcanals.nl

Hackers - Con Artist - Psyching You Out
The 12 most common phishing email subject lines cyber criminals use to fool you

Analysis of over 360,000 phishing emails reveals some common themes in phoney emails sent to businesses. Don't get caught out by these ones.

After analyzing 360,000 phishing emails over a three-month period, researchers at cybersecurity company Barracuda Networks have detailed the most common lines used in phishing attacks - these subject lines are the most common because it's highly likely they're often the most successful bait for reeling in victims.

According to Barracuda's spear phishing report, by far the most common subject line used in attacks is simply 'Request' - accounting for over a third of all the phishing messages analysed. That's followed in popularity with messages containing 'Follow up' or 'Urgent/Important' in the subject line.

The simple trick attackers are using here is to make potential victims think they need to open and respond to the email as a matter of urgency - especially if the message is designed to look as if it comes from one of their colleagues, or their boss. That could nudge the victim into responding quickly, without thinking, especially if it claims to come from a board-level executive.

The top subject lines according to Barracuda analysis are based around the following key phrases:

1. Request
2. Follow up
3. Urgent/Important
4. Are you available?/Are you at your desk?
5. Payment Status
6. Hello
7. Purchase
8. Invoice Due
9. Re:
10. Direct Deposit
11. Expenses
12. Payroll

'Are you at your desk' uses the trick of familiarly to try and coax victims into falling for the attack, while subjects suggesting the email is part of a previous conversation are also used for a similar goal - to trick the user into trusting the sender.

Many of the most-used subject lines also refer to finance and payments; if the recipient thinks they might lose money if they don't respond, they'll likely jump to it. The same also goes for messages about payments - an employee might think it will look bad if they leave somebody without being paid, especially if the request comes from someone who is their senior.

"Increasingly the social element is becoming the key "attack vector" in cybersecurity attacks. In the past, attackers sent ransomware emails, which actually took over the computer and encrypted the files, asking for a ransom," Asaf Cidon, VP for content security at Barracuda Networks told ZDNet.

"But today, they don't even need to send ransomware. They can simply use social manipulation to get the recipient to send a ransom - which is far cheaper, more effective and harder to detect." zdnet.com

Australian Dept. Store Myer Achieves Near-100% Inventory Accuracy With RFID

Exploding sneakers are only one reason for passing IoT cyber-security regulations

Use a Password Manager

The guidelines have changed many times in the past few years on password recommendations. Whenever possible, use a password manager. Most password managers can create unique, long, random passwords. That way you don't have to memorize all your passwords, only the one to your password manager. Passwords continue to be a point of weakness, and this is a quick, easy and cheap way to strengthen your password security.


How data plays a vital role against online fraud
As consumers shift away from brick and mortar shops, online shopping has become one of the most popular online activities worldwide. Global eCommerce is predicted to approach $5trn worldwide by 2021

However, this proclivity for online shopping has resulted in an increased risk of eCommerce fraud, an ongoing problem for merchants and credit card companies, growing at twice the rate of e-commerce sales.

To combat this risk, many online retailers assess fraud risk at the point of transaction - adopting a reactive measure rather than a proactive one. By investing in fraud detection and prevention solutions that verifies a users' identity and cross-references it against fraud data before allowing them to transact, these merchants can curb significant fraudulent losses.

Luckily, smarter data can help weed out these problems, especially when verifying identities at account creation. All transactions leave a data trail, even the fraudulent ones. Every eCommerce transaction involves data - a name, shipping address, credit card number or other personal information. Data fuels the transaction by helping to define, authenticate and verify identities, ensuring that the right person receives the right goods and services. But data can be smarter, or at least used in a smarter fashion to verify identities and detect eCommerce fraud before it reaches the point of completion.

Moreover, the use of specific data points can create barriers that prevent criminals from gaining access to eCommerce accounts while simultaneously authorising legitimate customers to effortlessly access their accounts. In mere seconds, data can be referenced, verified and used to prevent a fraudulent transaction - saving online retailers time, money, and resources - while allowing legitimate customers to easily and efficiently complete a sale. retailsector.co.uk

Ulta plans 'fast fulfillment centers' to handle online orders

Study: Amazon's private brands not all that popular

Amazon Trials Delivery Services At Whole Foods

Winners, Losers, Amazon: 4 Lessons Learned From Ecommerce Trends





Johnston County, NC: Scammers impersonate Walmart employees,
target your receipt in order to shoplift

Officials in North Carolina, and around the country, are warning consumers about a scam that is targeting Walmart shoppers. Law enforcement said scammers are impersonating Walmart employees and approaching customers in the parking lot, asking to see a receipt for proof of purchase, according to the Johnston County Report. The suspects typically target shoppers with expensive items such as electronics and televisions. Officials said the suspects take the receipt, head into the store and use it to shoplift the items listed. According to the Charlotte Observer, the most recent incident happened in Gastonia. Shoppers are encouraged to check for valid identification like an employee badge. abc11.com

UK: London, England: Smash & Grab thieves hit Chanel after guard dogs are removed
Raiders used a van to smash their way into a Chanel store in Knightsbridge and escape with thousands of dollars worth of designer goods. The robbery came after the store removed guard dogs from the pop-up branch in Sloane Street following criticism on social media. One witness told the Standard how the van driver, wearing a high-vis jacket, parked up opposite the store waiting for his accomplices to arrive at just before 2.50am yesterday. He reversed through the front window three times, allowing gang members on mopeds to swoop in and raid the shelves before escaping, leaving the van embedded in the security grille. standard.co.uk

Emporia, KS: Burglars steal $53,000 of Cellphones from NexTech Wireless in the Flinthills Mall

Idaho Falls, ID: Burglars cut hole in wall of Cricket Wireless, $5,000 of merchandise stolen

Vermilion, OH: Ace Hardware associate caught selling stolen merchandise at nearby motel

Bloomfield Township, MI: Man stole cologne 5 different times from Target, valued at $400

Tinley Park, IL: Man arrested for $400 theft form Menards

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Shootings & Deaths

Tulsa, OK: Police Search for Woodland Hills Mall Shooting Suspects
Tulsa police are searching for the two men they say shot at each other at Woodland Hills Mall. Officers say multiple people called 9-1-1 after hearing gunfire at the mall Monday evening. Police say a caller described a man standing next to a car in the parking lot and shooting. Another caller reported seeing a second man in the area. Detectives say the crime scene is consistent with two people shooting at each other. They say bullets hit one car, the mall's wall, and a mall door. There are no reports of injuries. newson6.com

Bellevue, WA: Car riddled with bullets during shooting outside Bellevue Strip Mall
Gunfire erupted inside a Bellevue parking lot Monday evening, but luckily no one was injured. Officers received a report of shots fired at the lot outside a row of businesses at 148th Ave. SE. They arrived to find a woman who was the apparent target of the gunfire. She told officers she had been shopping there and when he returned to her car, another car pulled up and at least one gunman started several shots at her car. The car was struck several times, but the woman was not injured. The gunman drove off. komonews.com

Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Mississippi: After six trials for same crime, Curtis Flowers' 'extraordinary' case
gets U.S. Supreme Court hearing

Curtis Flowers has been tried six times for the same crime - the brutal execution-style killings of four people at Winona's Tardy Furniture store in 1996. His trials have been tainted by alleged racial discrimination and prosecutorial misconduct. He has been spotlighted by an investigative true crime podcast. Now the U.S. Supreme Court will hear his case Wednesday. Flowers, by the accounts of his family and friends, was an ordinary guy with no prior criminal history who loved singing in his gospel group before an indictment upended his life. His odyssey through the criminal justice system, however, has been anything but normal. The heart of the issue: Whether Montgomery District Attorney Doug Evans and his office purposefully excluded black citizens from serving in the jury in Flowers' most recent trial because of their race. For more than 20 years, Flowers has been behind bars. The 48-year-old is being held at the Mississippi State Penitentiary, also known as Parchman prison. clarionledger.com

A man robbed four stores with a BB gun and got 40 years. He wants a 2nd chance
Patrick Flaherty has spent nearly half his life in prison with an equally long stretch still ahead of him. While the Missouri man did commit the crimes for which he was convicted, he makes the case that he received an unusually long sentence and that he and others like him deserve a second chance. "When I look at my life, I think, I'm 42 years old. My life is defined by a mistake I made 20 years ago, and it doesn't matter what I do, that's the reality of the situation," he told CBS News' Erin Moriarty. Flaherty could spend another 20 years there. cbsnews.com

Seattle, WA: Business owner frustrated over repeat offenders chases, tackles a gunman
A Pioneer Square business owner tackled a man who pulled out a gun inside Emerald City Guitars. Repeat offenders have been targeting their store. The significance of Friday's incident isn't just about the play by play of what happened, it's a prime example of the mounted frustrations of business owners in Seattle who say the city is out of control. Jay Boone has called Seattle Police so many times over the years, it's like a part-time job. "We talked about how many times we've called 911 in the last year, a hundred; we feel like fools calling them up so many times," Boone said. It's a cry for help that Boone says isn't being heard. q13fox.com

Montgomery, AL: Police searching for Burglary suspect in Wig and Mannequin Head thefts
Montgomery Police need information to help identify a suspect in two burglaries at the same Coliseum Boulevard beauty supply store. The suspect forced entry into the store and stole three mannequin heads and multiple wigs. On Sunday, the store was broken into again by someone who police investigators believe to be the same person as the first break-in. montgomeryadvertiser.com

UK: Exeter, England: Romanian raiders stole $172,000 of Apple iPhones and stock during Exeter Burglary; 7 plead guilty

Cargo Theft

UK: Oxfordshire, England: Police hunt gang following $2,250,000 perfume theft
Police say the gang used a HGV tractor unit to smash their way through the entrance gates at the compound where the trailer was being kept on Sunday March 10 between 10.12pm and 10.22pm. They then hitched the HGV trailer onto their tractor unit before driving away with the valuable load. The exact location of the perfume raid is not yet known, however the empty trailer was recovered in the Midlands. The company which owns the perfume has since offered a $40,000 reward in relation to the theft. oxfordmail.co.uk

Fire & Arson

Umatilla, FL: Suspected Arsonist caught on surveillance video; Restaurant, C-Store and Pawn Shop
The Lake County Sheriff's Office has released footage from various security cameras that show a suspected arsonist in action. Authorities are investigating whether these recent fires in the Umatilla area are connected to the same suspect. Investigations into six different arson cases are active and ongoing, the Sheriff's Office says. In some of the cases, cars have been set ablaze. In others, the arsonist has targeted private businesses or residential structures. fox35orlando.com


Houston: "Wing Stop Robbery Crew" Sentenced for Multiple Violent Armed Robberies Committed Within Two Weeks
Five area men have been ordered to prison for their roles in a string of Houston-area armed robberies, including one in which someone was almost killed. Reshaun Lee Jenkins, 25, James Daniel Henderson, 24, Ashton Armstrong, 24, Cedric L. Andrews, 44, and Bradley Alexander, 28, had all previously pleaded guilty for their crimes as did Tadarius Robinson, 23, and Joseph Adams, 34, both also of Houston, and Mik Yia Shua Faye Durden, 22, of Livingston, and Travescy Cauley, 27, of Beaumont. All of them were sentenced to lengthy prison terms. Robbing 2 Wing Stops, T-Mobile, El Mexsal Taqueria, and Movie Magi. They were all violent armed robberies with a few where shots were fired and permanent injuries inflicted on an employee. justice.gov


Beauty Supply - Montgomery, AL - Burglary
C-Store- Tupelo, MS - Burglary
C-Store - Tampa, FL - Armed Robbery (Circle K)
C-Store - Tampa, FL - Armed Robbery (Circle K)
C-Store - Lanett, AL - Burglary
C-Store - Phoenix, AZ - Robbery
Cellphone Store - Emporia, KS - Burglary
Clothing Store - Seattle, WA - Burglary
Cricket Wireless - Idaho Falls, ID - Burglary
CVS - Columbus, OH - Robbery
Jewelry Store - Walla Walla, WA - Burglary
Pet Store - Madison, WI - Burglary
Rent-A-Center - Dover, DE - Burglary
Restaurant - Tampa, FL - Armed Robbery (PDQ)
Restaurant - Yuba City, CA - Burglary
Vacuum Store - Dover, DE - Burglary
Verizon - West Linn, OR - Robbery
Walmart - Columbia, SC - Robbery / Assault on LP
7-Eleven - Suffolk County, NY - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Tampa, FL - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
9 robberies
11 burglaries
0 shootings
0 killed


Dave Calhoun named Loss Prevention Audit Specialist for Domino's Safety, Security and Loss Prevention Team
Jennifer Briggs promoted to Manager of Investigations, Marmaxx, US for TJX Companies
Gina Warren, CFI promoted to Sr. Analyst Loss Prevention for Dollar General
Kevin Seaton promoted to Area Asset Protection Manager for Victoria's Secret
Ralph Frangioni named District Loss Prevention Manager for Citi Trends
Matthew Christie named Manager of Loss Prevention for TJX Australia
James Dwyer, CFI promoted to Global Investigations Manager for Gap Inc.

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