Online credit card fraud soaring in Canada
Cyber crooks are pushing
credit card fraud to record highs and costing Canadian
businesses hundreds of millions of dollars annually.
According to statistics released by the Canadian Bankers
Association, credit card fraud hit $436.6 million in 2011,
the latest year for which statistics are available. Of that,
"card-not-present" fraud, where a crook uses a stolen card
number to make purchases over the Internet or by phone, was
the biggest and fastest growing type of credit card fraud in
Canada. While many Canadians are under the assumption that
the banks deal with those losses through elaborate insurance
policies, that's not the case. The merchant selling the
goods is the one liable for fraudulent card purchases.
Canada is eliminating the penny
In 2013, the retail sector
will also deal with the elimination of the penny. RCC has
worked closely with the federal government to prepare its
members for the many changes that will come from such a
significant change in our country’s currency.
New Saskatchewan laws to help protect late night workers
Employers are now required to conduct a workplace hazard
assessment and must develop written procedures for
handling cash that minimize the amount of money that is
accessible to the employee. Employers must use video
cameras for key areas in the workplace, including the
cash desk and the outdoor pumps, and must post signs
indicating the worker has limited cash and valuables. In
addition, lone late-night employees must have a check-in
system and wear a personal emergency transmitter. The
changes come after gas station attendant Jimmy Wiebe was
killed in June 2011 while working alone at a business in
Are Sears Canada’s days numbered? Poor results could
have U.S. retailers circling With news from its U.S.
parent about lower sales and operating earnings at Sears
Canada in the critical holiday quarter, the future looks
increasingly grim for the Canadian department store
chain as rival Target Canada gets ready to open stores
here in two months.
Destination Maternity opens its first Canadian store
Destination Maternity Corporation, the world's leading
maternity apparel retailer, opened the first Destination
Maternity store in Canada on Thursday in Calgary, Alberta at the Kingsland Village.
The store will also carry Motherhood Maternity branded
maternity apparel which is already available at 34
Motherhood Maternity stores throughout Canada.
Toronto shoplifter who shot at a loss prevention
associate gets nine years in prison.
Christopher Alexander screamed and swore at the judge,
calling her a devil after she sentenced him to nine
years for shooting at a loss prevention associate at The
Bay in the Fairview Mall. The loss prevention officer
gave chase through the lower level of the mall.
Alexander turned around in the food court and fired a
shot from a 9mm Glock pistol, missing the officer, then
dropped the weapon before fleeing. The same judge had
acquitted Alexander of attempted murder in the case back
Vancouver Security Partners' Forum
Emerging Security Trends: Cybersecurity,
Social Media and PIPA
Monday January 28th, 2013,
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Hilton Metrotown 6083 McKay Avenue, Burnaby, BC
PIABC is sponsoring a one day
conference in cooperation with the Greater
Vancouver Security Partners Forum (GVSPF).
The speakers are:
Honorable Howard A. Schmidt, CISSP, CSSLP
Former Special Assistant to the President and
Cybersecurity Coordinator. Former Chief Security
Strategist for eBay Inc.
Information and Privacy Commissioner for British
Bill Daniel, CPP
25 year Security Professional; ASIS
International Canadian Pacific Chapter 190 Chair
for 2013 and member of the Editorial Advisory
Board Member for SP&T Magazine
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