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December 8, 2010

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Sr. VP LP & Operational Support
CPI Corp.

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Sr. Mgr. Investigations
Gap

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Head of Global
Asset Protection,
eBay, Inc.

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With Borders struggling the last few years and Barnes & Noble being impacted by the increased popularity of digital-content and putting themselves up for sale earlier, what's going to be the outcome here?  The digital age is impacting this industry actually faster than it did the music or video rental business, thanks in part to the e-reader and now the speed may increase with Goggles digital library of 15 million.  The landscape will look different here within 6 months and at the end of the day we will lose Loss Prevention jobs as a consequence.

"With the rise in mobile workers carrying confidential data with them outside the office, snooping is no longer a harmless hobby and may represent a weak link in corporate data security practices," said Hugh Thompson, Chief Security Strategist of People Security.  A new study by People Security conducted for 3M showed 70% of working professionals surveyed said their company had no explicit policy on working in public places, 79% reported no company policy on the use of privacy filters to prevent visual data breaches, and 55% reported working on their laptop in a high-traffic public area at least one hour per week.  (Source infosecurity-us.com)

New November 2010 U.S. Consumer Study on Identity Theft shows 38 million American consumers have been victims of ID theft or 12.5% of the U.S. population.  (Source prweb.com) Findings:

           Ever been a victim of identity theft (IdentityHawk):12.5% yes = 38 million
           Victim in past year (2007): 8.1 million
           Victim in past year (2008): 9.9 million
           Victim in past year (2009): 11.1 million

In 40 minutes, thieves rack up $7,000 in charges after stealing a customer's wallet in Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers, Arkansas before the customer could even notify the bank.  Identity thieves move fast and tis the season.  (Source 402tv.com)

Costco 1Q reports same store sales up 7% with revenue up 11%
Men's Wearhouse 3Q reports revenue up 19%
Talbots 3Q reports same store sales down 7.1%

The FBI says some recipients of payday loans are being defrauded by callers posing as representatives of the FBI, law firms or other legitimate-sounding agencies demanding repayment to avoid legal consequences.  (Source Associated Press)

Employers posted the most job openings in more than two years at the end of October, but still far below pre-recession levels.  (Source Associated Press)

Federal agents seized over $150,000 of counterfeit handbags, boots and makeup during a raid at an open-air market in Bucks County, PA.  (Source Associated Press)

Workplace bullying may have led to the fatal shooting of two this past September in a Philadelphia food plant where the female shooter thought she was being pranked by co-workers and sprayed with deer urine.  Does your company have policies on workplace bullying?  Certainly, the school systems are taking it seriously.  Is the retail industry?  (Source Associated Press)

December sales appear to be good for the most part so far with most reporting positive comps.

 

Return Fraud to cost Retailers $3.7 billion this Holiday Season (Source NRF Survey)

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eBay Investigators Support Investigation into Sale of Police Equipment

eBay Asset Protection investigators assisting New Mexico State Police with researching sales of body armor and other police equipment leads to resignation of local Sheriff. New Mexico State Police confirmed they have been investigating Sheriff Greg Solano for embezzlement for at least four months, and while criminal charges have not yet been filed, they are forthcoming. State police and Solano maintain he acted alone, but investigators must determine if Solano took the property without anyone's knowledge, if he lied to the custodian of the property about what he was doing with the items or if the custodian of the property knew what was going on. "It's very unfortunate, but I want to make sure we know exactly what occurred and exactly where our controls have lacked," Miller said. "I will be acting on that immediately." In Solano’s resignation letter he stated "I have done some things that I should not have done and am ready to come clean and face the consequences," "This was wrong, illegal, unethical and dishonest," he wrote. Click here for full article.

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Job Opening

Company

Location

Origination

National Account Sales Mgr Confidential New York City, NY Downing & Downing

District Loss Prevention Mgr

Sears Holdings Corp.

Boston, MA/Nashua, NH

Sears Holdings Corp.
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Phoenix, AZ The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Metro Northern NJ The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Sacramento, CA The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Salem, OR The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Detroit, MI The Home Depot
Director of Loss Prevention Confidential

California

Downing & Downing
Assistant VP Security Confidential

Southern CA

Downing & Downing
District Loss Prevention Mgr Confidential Los Angeles, CA Downing & Downing
District Loss Prevention Mgr Confidential New York City, NY Downing & Downing

Today's Daily Job Postings from the Net - appearing today only

Job Opening

Company

Location

Origination

Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Loveland, CO LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Cincinnati, OH LPJobs
District Operations Mgr The Home Depot Homer Glen, IL LPJobs
Delivery Operations Manager Sears Holdings Corp Ontario, California LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Clarksburg, WV LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Cumberland Atlanta, GA LPJobs
District Operations Mgr The Home Depot Memphis, TX LPJobs
Asset Protection Mgr The Home Depot Richmond, VA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Jamestown Florissant, MO LPJobs
ORC Investigator Sam's Club Santa Clarita, CA Walmartstores.com
Market Asset Protection Mgr Wal-Mart Stores Ammon, ID Walmartstores.com
Market Asset Protection Mgr Wal-Mart Stores Allentown, PA Walmartstores.com
Asset Protection Mgr Pep Boys San Diego, CA iHispano
Regional Asset Protection Mgr Toys "R" Us Flanders, NY Toys "R" Us
Oneonta Asset Protection Mgr BJ's Wholesale Club Wappingers Falls, NY TweetyJobs
Regional Asset Protection Mgr BJ's Wholesale Club Natick, MA TweetyJobs
Loss Prevention/Safety Mgr Southern Wine & Spirits Columbia, SC TweetyJobs
 

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Managing your career upwards is also about learning new things and expanding your knowledge base.  Right now the number 1 crime in the world is identity theft and the more you learn about it and the more you can bring to the table to help combat it, the more valuable you'll be. 

Just a thought
Gus Downing

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