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2013 Archives

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. (Source

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. (Source

New Saskatchewan laws to help protect late night workers take effect
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 Yorkton.

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. (Source

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 in October. (Source


Greater Vancouver Security Partner's ForumGreater 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.

Elizabeth Denham
Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, Canada

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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