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Scott Martignetti, CFI promoted to Senior Regional Loss Prevention Manager for SEPHORA
Scott has been with SEPHORA for nine years, starting with the company in 2013 as a District Loss Prevention Manager. Before his promotion to Senior Regional Loss Prevention Manager, he served as Regional Loss Prevention Manager for three years. Prior to joining SEPHORA, he spent more than three years with Macy's as a Loss Prevention Manager. Congratulations, Scott!


Sara McFann named new Research Scientist for LPRC
Dr. Sara C. McFann is a criminologist with key research interests in violence prevention, policing, international criminology, and program monitoring and evaluation. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2009 with a B.A. in linguistics, later receiving a Ph.D. in International Crime and Justice from Florida International University in 2021. She previously worked for a U.S. Department of Justice program in Ukraine providing support to the National Police of Ukraine as it continues to progress in its ongoing reform efforts across the country. At the LPRC, she leads research projects related to violent crime, retail fraud, and other critical issues in Loss Prevention.

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Gatekeeper announced as winners at the Australian & UK Fraud Awards

Australian Fraud Awards 2022: Award for most innovative physical retail risk management solution

Here the judges are looking for innovative approaches to either emerging or well-established challenges. The solution may have been developed by a vendor, retailer or security/guarding team or be the result of collaborative effort. The solution must address an in-store retail problem, including new challenges and those that overlap with an online customer order, such as fulfilment from store or kerbside pick-up, but excluding supply chain (which is part of the online category). retailrisk.com

2022 LPRC Open House: Visit the Labs

April 28th - 10 AM to 2 PM | Gainesville, FL

The LPRC labs are open again for visitors! We are inviting anyone who would like to visit our labs, come stop by and check them out.

April 28th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Innovation Hub we are hosting an open house for anyone to come to visit. Attending RILA? Come on up to see our labs. We will have the labs available for a walk-through and meet and greet with our team! We look forward to seeing you soon!

If you have any questions please reach out to diego@lpresearch.org | Register here

ISC West
Register Now: The clock is ticking…2 weeks away

As the first major security & public safety event of the year, ISC West is taking place just two weeks away on March 22-25, 2022 at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas (SIA Education@ISC: March 22-24 | Exhibit Hall: March 23-25). Register today to experience this year's re-designed and re-imagined Show Floor, plus experience the introduction of The Bridge, the new heartbeat of ISC West, powered by Intel. Learn more below about what’s coming NEW to ISC West this year, and don’t forget: rates increase onsite starting Tuesday, March 22!

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The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact

'Category 5 Hurricane' of Theft
Lawmakers approve retail theft crackdown despite objections to felony penalties

One bill sponsor says retail theft is headed to Florida like a Cat. 5 hurricane.

The Legislature has passed a bill to crack down on organized retail theft, a move House Democrats say would penalize low-income Floridians. The bill (SB 1534), which passed the House 80-36 on Tuesday, stiffens penalties against thieves who steal multiple items from multiple stores in a short period of time.

Bradenton Republican Sen. Jim Boyd and Newberry Republican Rep. Chuck Clemons filed the legislation following a rise of organized retail theft across the country last year.

“I’m telling you, it’s coming. It’s like a Cat. 5 hurricane and you’ve got Jim whatever-his-name-is. He is out there on the shore and the wind’s blowing. It’s going to come to Florida,” Clemons told House members.

Under the measure, theft of 10 or more items from at least two different locations is deemed a third-degree felony if committed within 30 days. The theft of 20 or more items, meanwhile, would be a second-degree felony.

Additionally, stealing more than $750 of merchandise from one or more stores within 30 days would be a third-degree felony, and stealing $3,000 or would constitute a second-degree felony. Businesses would need to tabulate their losses within those 30 days.

Islamorada Republican Rep. Jim Mooney told members he comes from a background in retail and was once punched by a shoplifter. Shoplifting rings are nothing new, and not cracking down on them would send a message that stealing is OK, he continued.

Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office is also supporting the bill. The bill next heads to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk. If approved, the increased penalties would take effect in October. floridapolitics.com

3rd Year of NYC's New Crime Wave - Honeymoons Don't Last Forever
Stick to your promise and have cops’ backs, NYC Mayor Eric Adams
During the city’s mayoral campaign last year, Eric Adams promised that fighting crime would be his top priority.

Last Friday, amid fresh reports that crime is leap-frogging to new highs, Adams insisted the city is on the right track. “We’ve got to get it right,” he said then. “Two months in, we’re executing our plan and we’re going to defeat crime. I’m clear on that.”

On Monday he announced that the first of his anti-gun squads will hit the streets next week after a “very thorough, well-organized training.”

So Adams is correct that he has been clear about his plans and he continues to say all the right things. His determination to win the war against crime and disorder remains refreshing.

But no honeymoon lasts forever and the fact that crime is still taking parabolic leaps suggests the perps aren’t intimidated and maybe aren’t convinced Adams means what he says.

The NYPD reports that major crimes in the five boroughs spiked by an extraordinary 58% in February compared to last year. In response, former top cop Bill Bratton tweeted “Staggering doesn’t begin to describe the crime increase in New York City.

For the year through last Sunday, the department recorded a 47% increase in overall major crime, with huge leaps in robberies, grand larceny and auto thefts. Fortunately, there was just one more murder than a year ago.

And remember, too, that 2021 saw big increases in nearly every major category over 2020, and 2020 saw big increases over 2019.

For example, there were 318 murders in 2019, 468 in 2020 and 485 in 2021.

Thus, the city is now in the third year of a new crime wave.

When shoplifting is ignored in one store, copycats assume they are free to fill bags full of stolen items at other stores — and do. nypost.com

Big City Mayors Feuding with Progressive DAs Over Crime Surge
Op-Ed: The Real Reason Democrats Can’t Agree on How to Address Rising Crime
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the rise in shootings and homicides that began amid the turmoil of 2020 has undermined support for progressive-leaning criminal legal reform. But the apparent schism within Democrats—with many moderate Democratic leaders, including the president, calling for fairly conventional policing responses to the rise in violence—may be more unexpected.

Notably, the break within the Democrats runs alongside a fault line across institutions. The divide isn’t just between “moderate” and “progressive” Democrats. It’s between moderate mayors and progressive prosecutors. It’s Eric Adams vs. Alvin Bragg in New York City, Lori Lightfoot vs. Kim Foxx in Chicago, London Breed vs. Chesa Boudin in San Francisco, LaToya Cantrell vs. Jason Williams in New Orleans.

Yet this fracture exposes a long-running but underappreciated tension within the movement to address both the scope of and the disparities within the justice system, one that makes political sense but also raises serious policy problems.

Policing is just one component of our sprawling criminal legal system. And there is a real and underappreciated cost of prosecutors, instead of mayors, being the leading proponents of progressive reforms. Progressive prosecutors, by and large, can minimize some criminal legal system harms, but they have no ability to push for solutions that fall outside of the justice system.

The split between progressive prosecutors and more punitive mayors is rooted in real schisms permeating the criminal legal morass, but it comes with real costs for advancing reforms. Those with the greatest ability to put forth empirically supported alternatives to policing appear to be least willing to do so. slate.com

'Operation New Day' Crime Crackdown
Seattle's crime crackdown continues after announcement last week
Three days after top city officials and police announced a stepped up operation to combat crime in Seattle, the effort -- dubbed Operation New Day -- continued Monday with several suspects now facing charges.

“We've arrested dozens of people suspected of felonies,” Diaz said, adding that among those taken into custody were "arrests for illegal trafficking of fentanyl, cocaine, heroin."

"It's a combination of narcotics dealing and firearms, (which are) always going to be a priority for the federal government," he said Monday. "That is a really dangerous combination and we've seen a rise in shootings across our city."

Casey McNerthney, spokesperson for the King County Prosecutors' Office, said: “I think we all see what's going on downtown. Everybody in that teamwork that was in Operation New Day on Friday has the same concerns. We want Seattle to look better than it is now.”

McNerthney spoke about worries, that certain suspects arrested in these areas, are getting out of jail, given either a low bail, or sent on their own recognizance as granted by a judge. komonews.com

San Diego PD releases 2021 crime statistics


COVID Update

555.5M Vaccinations Given

US: 81M Cases - 987.6K Dead - 55.2M Recovered
Worldwide: 450.2M Cases - 6M Dead - 384.4M Recovered

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'Return to Normal': 90% of People No Longer Need Masks
Cautious Covid experts start to lower guard as Biden urges return to normal

The CDC says 90 percent of people no longer need masks. Experts who've been very careful thus far are starting to shift their approaches — but just a little.

In recent weeks, governors across the United States, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and even President Joe Biden have all offered a new, hopeful message about the pandemic: "Covid-19 need no longer control our lives."

That's how Biden put it in his State of the Union speech March 1, in front of a nearly maskless House chamber: "It’s time for Americans to get back to work and fill our great downtowns again. People working from home can feel safe to begin to return to the office," he said.

The day before Biden's address, California, Oregon and Washington announced that school mask mandates would lift this Saturday, and many cities, including New York and Minneapolis, have recently ended proof-of-vaccination requirements. Then on Thursday, the CDC released data showing that, according to its new safety criteria — which is based primarily on Covid hospitalization rates and local hospital capacity — more than 90 percent of people in the U.S. no longer need to wear masks. nbcnews.com

Europol: 5.8% of ALL Imports are Counterfeit - Reinforced by the pandemic & widespread online consumption

Counterfeit & pirated goods get huge boost from pandemic, new report confirms

Criminal networks have quickly adapted to new opportunities and demand for products generated by the pandemic.

Fake cosmetics, food, pharmaceutical products, pesticides and toys all pose a serious threat to consumers’ health.

Counterfeiting now relies heavily on the digital domain to source components and distribute their products (both tangible and non-tangible) to consumers via online platforms, social media and instant messaging services.

Most counterfeit goods distributed in the EU are produced outside the EU.

The latest Intellectual Property Crime Threat Assessment, produced jointly between Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), reveals that the distribution of counterfeit goods has been thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The report, based on EU-wide data and Europol’s operational information, confirms that counterfeiting and piracy continue to pose a serious threat to the health and safety of consumers, as well as to the European economy. Imports of counterfeit and pirated goods reached EUR 119 billion in 2019, representing 5.8 % of all goods entering the EU, according to the latest data from OECD and EUIPO.

Counterfeiting has become more professional and sophisticated, with some counterfeiters covering the whole supply and distribution chain.

The report also shows some key trends in various product sectors primarily targeted by counterfeiters. Clothes, accessories and luxury goods remain among the most popular product categories for counterfeit goods, sold both online and in physical marketplaces. They are one of the top categories of the approximately 66 million counterfeit items seized by authorities in the EU in 2020.

IP crime has been included as one of the EU’s priorities in the fight against serious and organized crime from 2022 to 2025 as part of the European Multidisciplinary Platform Against Criminal Threats (EMPACT). europa.eu

Russia-Ukraine crisis replaces Covid as top risk to global supply chains,
Moody's says
Covid-19 drove global supply chains to the breaking point, causing shortages and sending prices skyrocketing. Just as the pandemic has calmed down, Russia's invasion of Ukraine threatens to further scramble those fragile supply chains.

Russia is a major producer of commodities, everything from oil and natural gas to palladium and wheat. Ukraine is also a major exporter of wheat as well as neon. The crisis is casting doubt on the availability of a sizable chunk of those vital supplies.

The Russia-Ukraine conflict also could pile further pressure on the worldwide computer chip shortage, which began during Covid and has been at the heart of the spike in new and used car prices. cnn.com

Covid-19 vaccinations decline to new lows


Will RFID Finally Take Off?
Retailer Mandates Are Like Dominoes


With first Walmart and now Nordstrom telling suppliers to tag goods, the RFID industry as a whole will benefit—and other companies will hopefully follow suit.

Much has been written about Walmart's history with RFID, both here and elsewhere. Two decades ago, the retailer required that suppliers add tags to all goods supplied to stores throughout its chain. After launching that effort in 2005 with 100 suppliers, the retail giant then expanded that number to 500 (see Walmart Draws Line in the Sand, Walmart Spells Out RFID Vision, Walmart Expands RFID Mandate, Walmart Details RFID Requirement, Walmart Relaunches EPC RFID Effort Starting With Men's Jeans and Basics and Does Walmart Use RFID?). Many viewed this as a positive sign for the future, predicting other retailers would follow the example and issue tagging mandates of their own.

But by 2007, Walmart had begun to step back after facing unexpected hurdles. Not only was RFID technology in its infancy, but industry standards had yet to be established, forcing suppliers to learn best compliance practices on their own while taking a financial risk by investing in costly and untried technologies. Since then, however, both the RFID and retail sectors have matured, and Walmart announced in January of this year that it was embracing RFID once more (see Walmart Recommits to RFID and Walmart Tries RFID Again). That announcement was a cautiously exciting one, leading many to speculate about which retail chain would be the next to take the plunge. 
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Women in Security
SIA Reveals the 2022 Women in Security Forum Power 100 List
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has revealed the inaugural honoree list for the SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100. New in 2022, this initiative presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum honors 100 women in the security industry each year who are role models for actively advancing diversity, inclusion, innovation and leadership in the community.

“The SIA Women in Security Forum is thrilled to present the women of the 2022 Power 100 – an accomplished, impactful group who are modeling leadership, inspiring others and shaping and transforming the security industry,” said SIA Women in Security Forum Chair Kasia Hanson. “We applaud the 2022 honorees for their meaningful contributions to the industry and the larger community and look forward to celebrating their achievements at ISC West.”

The Power 100 announcement came on March 8, International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and presenting a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. SIA supports International Women’s Day and launched the SIA Women in Security Forum on this day in 2018.

See the full list here: securityindustry.org

More Russia Store Closures
McDonald’s, Coke, Starbucks and Burger King Join Others Quitting Russia
Add McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Starbucks and Burger King to the list of American companies quitting operations in Russia after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

On Tuesday, after days of criticism for failing to act quickly since the late-February attack on Ukraine, fast-food chain McDonald’s announced it is temporarily closing all 850 of its restaurants in Russia and will pause all operations in the market.

In addition, Coca-Cola announced it is suspending its business in Russia, and Starbucks, which operates 130 cafés in Russia, all owned and operated by franchisees, is suspending all operations there, including shipments of Starbucks products.

McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski said in an email to employees and franchisees that it was “impossible to predict” when those restaurants in Russia could reopen. The burger giant said it will continue paying its 62,000 employees in Russia “who have poured their heart and soul into our McDonald’s brand.”

A growing number of companies in the West, including oil majors Shell and BP, as well as financial services companies such as Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and big tech companies such as Apple, Netflix and Microsoft have all stopped operations there. washingtonpost.com  barrons.com

“It is ... the tightest labor market ever,” Zip Recruiter Chief Economist
4.3 million people quit their jobs in January

Employers reported 11.3 million job openings amid a tight labor market that’s made it increasingly difficult to find and keep workers

Some 4.3 million Americans quit or changed jobs in January, edging down a bit compared to December but still in record-high territory in yet another sign that workers continue to have the upper hand in a tight labor market.

Employers hired 6.5 million people in January, while reporting 11.3 million job openings that month, as the omicron variant picked up speed in many parts of the country, according to a new report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. washingtonpost.com

West Coast dockworkers to Russian cargo: Nyet!
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union, representing about 20,000 dockworkers at West Coast ports, said last week it will not load or unload any Russian cargo imports or exports.

Target: $5B Investment - 30 Stores - 200 Remodels - Digital - Fulfillment & Supply Chain

Amazon opens 25th store with "Just Walk Out" cashierless tech in Naperville, IL

Dollar Tree to Open 590 Stores - Remodel 800

Quarterly Results

Costco Q2 comp's up 14.4%, E-commerce saes up 12.5%, net sales up 16.1%

Ross Stores Q4 comp's up 9%, net sales up 19%, FY 21 comp's up 13%, net sales up 18%

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Dir. Of Global Corporate Security job posted for Steelcase in Grand Rapids, MI
Your goal in this position is to lead Steelcase’s enterprise-wide Corporate Security, including employee and premises protection, emergency preparedness and response (including crisis management), traveler and event security as well as executive protection. You are someone who has experience developing and implementing policies, frameworks and processes to achieve proactive risk assessments and deploy preventative risk mitigation measures within a large organization. careers.steelcase.com

Dir. of Safety & Security job posted for Benore Logistic Systems in Greer, SC
The Director of Safety Security will lead the company’s safety & health programs. This role is responsible to ensure compliance with applicable local, state and federal environmental, health and safety regulations and guidelines. This role provides overall leadership and expertise to support safety processes for all operational business units to meet expectations through employee development, technological advancement, policy management, and the implementation of control measures. indeed.com

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COVID Has Opened the Cyber Fraud Floodgates
Fraudsters Net $5.9 Billion in 2021 Amid Pandemic Digital Shift
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its 2021 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, with findings that indicate that last year saw a significant increase in identity theft and scammers targeting younger adults.

According to the 2021 Data Book’s snapshot, of the 5.7 million reports made by almost 2.8 million people, the three most prevalent categories emerging from the reports involved identity theft; imposter scams; and credit bureaus, information furnishers, and report users. Altogether, a total of $5.9 billion in losses to fraud was reported during 2021. Overall, this represents a 70 percent increase in fraud over the previous year.

The snapshot also reported that an estimated one in five people were victims of imposter scams. While the median loss for these victims was $1,000, the total loss amount reported for victims of scammers was $2,331 million.

Meanwhile, there was an increase of 64 percent in identity theft reports involving new checking or savings accounts, while incidents of new mobile phone accounts decreased by 22 percent.

An increase in personal mobile devices over the past two to three years has been incremental, but with both consumers and organizations further pushed to interact online as governments encouraged social distancing and minimizing exposure to limit the spread of COVID-19 during 2020 and 2021, fraudsters and scammers found “a huge opportunity,” according to Christopher Schnieper, director of market planning for fraud and identity at LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

“We have certainly seen a rise in the amount of identity verification abilities that organizations utilize as well as identity verification being a clear concern for various organizations,” Schnieper says.

Fraudsters have become increasingly adept at taking personal identifying information—whether from social media, bot attacks, scripted attacks, and many other sources—to create a synthetic identity. (For more on synthetic identity fraud, read Security Management's May 2021 article, “Frankenstein Fraud.”)

“Fraudsters are extremely adaptable,” Schnieper says, but perhaps the biggest challenge is that “they are relentless, they are pervasive, and they are ongoing. asisonline.org

Putin Could Unleash His Ransomware Gangs & Let the Dogs Out
That's what Congress heard last night behind closed doors

Russian hacking threats aren't over, Congress was warned last night
Fifteen mostly Democratic members of Congress and more than 100 staffers gathered after hours last night for a briefing on the elevated Russian cyberthreat.

AdvertisementThe message was this: Don’t relax just yet. Far worse could be yet to come if Russian President Vladimir Putin switches tactics or decides to retaliate against the West.

“Cyber is a capability that Russian security forces have used in the past and as the decision calculus changes, that may change what’s in play,” former Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency director Chris Krebs told me.

Concerns right now about damaging Russian hacks hitting the United States are about as high as they’ve ever been — even though they’ve ebbed somewhat since hacking did not play a major role in the first days of the Ukraine invasion.

Putin could launch destructive hacks at critical infrastructure or unleash Russia-based cybercriminals to conduct ransomware attacks on U.S. targets, he warned.

Krebs said he pressed lawmakers to urge their constituents to make all the advance preparations they can for attacks, including consulting checklists and resources offered by CISA. washingtonpost.com

One BEC Victim Alone Wired More Than $2.2 Million
DOJ: Texas Man Gets 48 Months In Prison For Laundering Proceeds Of Multimillion Dollar Business Email Compromise Scheme
Southern District of New York: TERRY FORMER, 46, of Texas, was sentenced this afternoon to 48 months in prison in connection with the laundering of more than $2.2 million in proceeds of a business email compromise scheme.

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said: “Terry Former played an essential role in a scheme to defraud businesses, by organizing a team of co-conspirators to open shell company bank accounts to accept the victims’ funds and clandestinely transfer them to the fraudsters.

From at least in or about October 2018 through at least in or about October 2019, TERRY FORMER participated in a scheme to defraud businesses and by impersonating individuals and businesses in the course of otherwise ordinary financial transactions, thereby fraudulently inducing counterparties to those transactions to transfer funds to bank accounts controlled by FORMER and his co-conspirators (the “Scheme”). FORMER was one of the primary individuals responsible for coordinating the money side of the Scheme.

In reliance on the foregoing false and misleading misrepresentations, one of the victims of the Scheme wired more than $2.2 million into a fraudulent bank account opened at FORMER’s direction. justice.gov

Microsoft Patches Critical Exchange Server Flaw




COVID Update

Businesses Seek Help After Costly COVID Protests
Feds announce $20 million to support Ottawa businesses impacted by downtown COVID demonstrations
Ottawa businesses impacted by the 'Freedom Convoy' demonstration will be eligible for $10,000 in federal funding to help cover operating costs.

The federal government has announced up to a $20 million investment to provide "non-repayable contributions" to Ottawa businesses who have suffered losses during the three-week blockade.

The Rideau Centre and several small businesses and restaurants have been closed since Jan. 29, when vehicles began blocking downtown streets to protest COVID-19 vaccine mandates and other public health measures. The Retail Council of Canada estimated the first seven days of the closure cost the Rideau Centre $19.7 million in lost revenue.

Small businesses will have to apply for non-repayable contributions of up to $10,000 for non-deferrable operational costs not covered by other federal programs.

“We have heard the growing concerns and frustrations from many of the Business Improvement Associations and small businesses in Downtown Ottawa that were forced to close, or have seen their business drastically impacted due to the illegal blockades in Ottawa," Helena Jaczek, Minister of Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, said. ottawa.ctvnews.ca

Canada's 'National Emergency' Ends
Trudeau revokes emergency powers after Canada blockades end
anadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday he is removing emergency powers police can use after authorities ended the blockades at the borders and the occupation in Ottawa by truckers and others opposed to COVID-19 restrictions.

Trudeau said the “threat continues” but the acute emergency that included entrenched occupations has ended. His government invoked the powers last week and lawmakers affirmed the powers late Monday.

The situation is no longer an emergency, therefore the federal government will be ending the use of the emergencies act,” Trudeau said. “We are confident that existing laws and bylaws are sufficient.”

The emergencies act allows authorities to declare certain areas as no-go zones. It also allows police to freeze truckers’ personal and corporate bank accounts and compel tow truck companies to haul away vehicles. witn.com

Retail's Bright Post-COVID Future in Canada
Canadian Retail Market Adapting to New Reality 2 Years In
A commercial real estate report by CBRE says the retail market continues to evolve and adapt to the changing landscape, and innovation and a focus on experience will see the sector reinvigorated this year. The Canada Real Estate Outlook said consumer confidence remains positive and spending is forecast to stabilize in 2022.

“I think going into the spring and summer it’s going to be super positive. I think it’s going to feel like the Roaring 20s this summer in retail,” said Arlin Markowitz, Executive Vice President at CBRE. “People are going to be out and about. There’s still pent-up demand. I still think there’s some revenge shopping to be had. We’ve talked about that a lot over the past couple of years and I think the US has already seen it and benefited from it and we haven’t yet because of the continuous lockdowns, especially in Ontario.

“When this summer hits, there’s going to be a major explosion in spending, that people still haven’t been able to do comfortably. When people get the chance to enjoy a summer day with no lockdowns, potentially no more masking mandates, they’re going to be out and about feeling pretty damn good and they’re going to be out spending. retail-insider.com

Ontario will lift mask mandates by end of March if COVID-19 keeps declining

Canada relaxes entry requirements for vaccinated travellers

Canada to require vaccinations, COVID tests for cruise passengers and crew

Canada's Fraud Prevention Month

March is Canada's Fraud Prevention Month
Did you know March is Fraud Prevention Month?
Everyday, thousands of Canadians are victims of fraud. One type of frequently reported fraud that is especially concerning to Retail Council of Canada (RCC) and its retail members is gift card fraud. In 2021, $3.8 million dollars in losses were reported due to gift card fraud. Whether it be through tampered cards or unscrupulous fraudsters trying to convince victims to pay with gift cards, we all need to become more aware of the prevailing tactics to help keep each other safe.

Retail Council of Canada (RCC) and its Loss Prevention Committee has teamed up with the Ontario Provincial Police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre to raise awareness and share resources to mitigate gift card fraud during Fraud Prevention Month this March. We've developed posters, display holder cards, stickers, and social media messages that we encourage you to use in your stores and share with your teams and networks. Working together is our best bet to stop this kind of theft before it can happen.

You can find these resources on RCC's Fraud Awareness Month webpage. Just download and print! You can also add your company's logo at the bottom of these pre-made visuals to show your support for this important initiative.

To also help keep your teams safe, you might want to check out RCC's loss prevention best practices in the areas of retail security strategies, crowd management techniques, and actions to prevent workplace violence.

Thank you in advance for participating in this campaign to help bring awareness to these unfortunately common situations that make gift card fraud possible.

130% Increase in Fraud in 2021
CAFC steps up awareness campaign during March 2022 Fraud Prevention Month
The Canadian Anti-fraud Centre (CAFC) — jointly managed by the RCMP, the Competition Bureau Canada, and the Ontario Provincial Police — indicates that 2021 was a historic year for fraud.

Based on reports to the CAFC, $379 million was lost to scams and fraud in 2021 — an increase of 130 per cent compared to 2020.

There is an increasing trend towards greater use of online services, particularly in the last two years of the pandemic. “Despite all of the ways the internet can help us, we need to remain vigilant as we don’t always know who is on the other side of our screens,” noted the RCMP in a press release.

“Many fraudsters use impersonation tactics to pose as a trusted source to steal money or personal information. This is why the Fraud Prevention Month 2022 campaign will focus on impersonation scams.”

Victims of scams, fraud or cybercrimes are encouraged to contact local police and report incidents to the CAFC via their online reporting system or by phone at 1-888-495-8501. canadiansecuritymag.com

Grande Prairie RCMP working to prevent fraud through awareness and education

Retailers in Canada Boycott Russian Products
Canadian Liquor Stores Remove Russian Vodka From Shelves
Canadian liquor stores are removing Russian vodka and other Russian made alcoholic beverages from their shelves in an act of condemnation over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

After weeks of warnings from Western leaders, Russia unleashed a three-pronged invasion of Ukraine from the north, east and south on Thursday, in an attack that threatened to upend Europe’s post-Cold War order. read more

Liquor stores in the provinces of Manitoba and Newfoundland said they were removing Russian spirits, while Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, also directed the Liquor Control Board Of Ontario to withdraw all Russian products.

In Ontario alone, all products produced in Russia will be removed from 679 stores. Canada imported C$4.8 million ($3.78 million) worth of alcoholic beverages from Russia in 2021, according to Statistics Canada data. That is down 23.8% from C$6.3 million in 2020. Vodka is the second most popular spirit among Canadian consumers after whisky, Statscan said. withinnigeria.com

Inflation Crushing Canadian Shoppers
More shoppers feeling inflation pressure look to dollar stores for deals, retail experts say
As inflation increases many Canadians' expenses, retail and food industry experts say they expect more shoppers to flock to discount stores for bargains on packaged food and household goods.

According to Sylvain Charlebois, the director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University and a visiting professor at the University of South Florida, between 15 and 20 per cent of Canadians were going to dollar stores for groceries regularly before the pandemic.

"When food inflation becomes an issue, we do believe that dollar stores will get more traffic because people are looking for better deals," he said.

A Dollarama spokesperson told CBC News it has opened between 60 and 70 new stores annually in the past five years and has a goal of 2,000 stores in Canada by 2031. In a December earnings call, chief executive officer Neil Rossy said he was pleased to see a continued increase in the number of customers visiting stores and that the company was expecting a particularly busy fourth quarter. cbc.ca

Hudson’s Bay to Close Bloor & Yonge Department Store in Downtown Toronto

Walmart Canada takes aim at last-mile carbon emissions

Arrests made in beer store robbery that led to killing of employee, 19
Three men are in custody in connection with the killing of a 19-year-old beer store employee. John Lloyd Barrion was reportedly working alone, finishing the end of his shift at a vendor on Notre Dame Avenue on Feb. 15, when he was killed in a robbery just after 3 a.m.

The day after the murder, 37-year-old Robert Gordon Francis was arrested in a traffic stop initiated by a K-9 unit, after a police dog was able to identify a suspect vehicle. Francis has been charged with manslaughter, armed robbery using a firearm, accessory after the fact to murder, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, and unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle. Two other arrests were made on Friday. globalnews.ca

Security Glass Thwarts Robbery
Bradford, ON: Robbery at currency exchange store in Upper Canada Mall thwarted by security glass
Police say a security guard was assaulted, but not seriously injured in the incident yesterday. Two suspects attempted to rob a currency exhange facility in Upper Canada Mall yesterday when they were stopped by security glass at the counter.

York Regional Police responded to the store at about 4 p.m. on March 3 for report of a robbery. They said two men had entered the store, assaulting a security guard, who was not seriously injured.

However, the suspects were not successful at getting past security glass at the counter and fled the scene without any money. YRP is once again reminding businesses that it's important to maintain and update video surveillance systems as quality images help to identify suspects, can aid in arrest, and make a big difference in court proceedings. bradfordtoday.ca

Violent Robbery Crew
Edmonton, AB: Violent robberies at c-stores have police searching for suspects
Edmonton police are looking for help identifying two suspects from a couple of violent west end convenience store robberies earlier this year. Both happened on Tuesday, Jan. 25, a few blocks apart. The first robbery happened just before 1 a.m. at a Circle K store near 182 Street and 89 Avenue in the Belmead neighbourhood. Shortly after the robbery in Belmead, police said the first suspect entered another Circle K convenience store near 172 Street and 95 Avenue, in the nearby Terra Losa area. The suspect reportedly held a knife to the clerk and demanded money. globalnews.ca

Halifax, NS: Two men charged in robberies linked to lockdown of Halifax mall
Lockdowns at a Halifax mall and nearby schools Tuesday were sparked by the police pursuit of suspects in two robberies earlier in the day. Two men have been charged in the robberies at Ash Jewellery on Quinpool Road in downtown Halifax and the Cash Trader store in Lower Sackville. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the suspects refused to stop and continued to the area of the Halifax Shopping Center. Three men abandoned the vehicle and fled inside the mall. After a brief foot pursuit inside the mall, officers arrested two of the men and recovered the stolen property without incident. saltwire.com

Peterborough convenience store robbed three times in 9 days

Two suspects sought in Durham phone store robberies

Robbery inside Mapleview mall in Burlington under investigation

Two Cambridge convenience store robberies reported less than hour apart

Chestermere RCMP investigate armed robbery at local pharmacy

Regina Police arrest man following a Friday afternoon robbery

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Washington Post Article 3/9/22

Amazon Execs Obstructing Congressional Investigation
House panel flags Amazon and its senior executives to Justice Department for potentially criminal conduct
A bipartisan group of members on the House Judiciary Committee has alerted the Justice Department to “potentially criminal conduct” by Amazon and its senior executives related to a committee investigation into competition in digital markets.

In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, the lawmakers, including Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), accuse Amazon of engaging in a “pattern and practice” of misleading conduct that appeared designed to “influence, obstruct, or impede” the committee.

The panel has been conducting a 16-month investigation into competition in digital markets.

(Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, owns The Washington Post.)

Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In the past, a company spokesman has denied that it misled the committee.

The 24-page letter, dated March 9, accuses the Seattle-based company of lying in sworn testimony to the committee in 2019 about whether it uses data that it collects from third-party sellers to compete with them. “[C]redible investigative reporting” and the committee’s investigation showed the company was engaging in the practice despite its denial, the letter said.

Subsequently, as the investigation continued, Amazon tried to “cover up its lie by offering ever-shifting explanations” of its policies, the letter said.

Furthermore, “after Amazon was caught in a lie and repeated misrepresentations, it stonewalled the Committee’s efforts to uncover the truth,” according to the letter. washingtonpost.com

Why brand safety is key in the emerging metaverse

Virtual reality opens a new dimension to harassment and sexual content that marketers will have to navigate

Brands are eager to explore the metaverse, but in virtual worlds of infinite possibilities, they must navigate safety threats around every corner.

As the metaverse opens up with decentralized virtual worlds, there are risks for people and businesses, just like there would be for a brand opening a store in an unfamiliar neighborhood. It’s like Disney dropping into Times Square in 1997, positioned near seedy shops and littered streets, said Albert Thompson, managing director of digital innovation at Walton Isaacson.

In the real world, brands know the boundaries of “red light” districts, but in the metaverse, “They have no idea,” Thompson said. “Brands just don’t know. Brands have showed up in person before, they’ve been to an event or to sales in stores, but they will not actually be going into the metaverse on a daily basis, just to have fun.”

Unruly lands

Virtual reality platforms are very much like the iPhone ecosystem or gaming consoles, where there are apps and games of every variety; there are chat apps, poker tables, theme parks, fitness and sports in virtual reality. The metaverse is like the early days of AOL or Yahoo in the 1990s, where there were chat rooms for every interest, and often inappropriate conversations, especially for children. There have been recent exposés of sexual content in VR, too, including strip clubs in apps like VRChat. The language in virtual casinos can be as raunchy as the language in a real casino.

That doesn’t mean brands shouldn’t go into the metaverse, it just means they need to understand that they won’t have full control. adage.com

Amazon acquires Veeqo, a start-up that helps sellers manage their online businesses







Europol: Global Organized Crime in the Billions - High End Artifacts Underground
52 arrests in operation across 28 countries targeting trafficking in cultural goods
A global operation targeting illicit trafficking in cultural goods has led to 52 arrests and the seizure of 9 408 cultural artifacts across the world. These priceless items include archaeological objects, furniture, coins, paintings, musical instruments and statuettes.

Operation Pandora VI, the operational phase of which ran from 1 June to 30 September 2021, saw law enforcement authorities in 28 countries carry out checks and controls in airports and at border crossing points, as well as in auction houses, museums and private homes.

Special focus was placed on the monitoring of online markets. To that end, a cyber patrol week was organized by the National Police Force of the Netherlands (Politie) to identify suspicious sales online.

Over 170 investigations are still ongoing, as a result of which more seizures and arrests are anticipated as investigators around the globe go after those spoiling and destroying cultural heritage.

Led by Spain (Guardia Civil), Pandora VI was coordinated at international level by Europol, INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization (WCO). Operational coordination units working 24/7 were established by Europol on one side, and the WCO and INTERPOL on the other, to support the exchange of information as well as to disseminate alerts, warnings and perform cross-checks in different international and national databases.

Officers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized a shipment containing 13 pieces of ancient Mexican artifacts from the Post-Classic to the Aztec era, including one skull and 12 adzes (chopping tools).

Metal detectors remain a hot commodity amongst looters, with seven European law enforcement authorities reporting the seizure of 90 metal detectors destined for illicit use at archaeological sites.

Operation Pandora, which was first launched in 2016, is an annual law enforcement operation. To date, it has netted 407 arrests and resulted in the recovery of 147 050 cultural goods.

Pandora VI participating countries:

Albania, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Kosovo*, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States. europa.eu

Columbia, SC: Richland County arrests “Cigarette Bandits” following month-long crime spree
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department announced the arrests of two Midlands men, dubbed the “Cigarette Bandits” on Monday. Harold Jeffcoat and Richard Young were arrested in connection with a cigarette-stealing crime spree that lasted about a month. Both men were out on bond and on probation at the time of the burglaries. Investigators said the two men targeted 10 Midlands gas station convenience stores, from Broad River Road to Two Notch Road. Eight of the stores were in Richland County. The other two were in Lexington County and Irmo.  wistv.com

York County, PA: Man used sledgehammer to break into Lancaster County businesses, steal $12,000 tobacco products, video games and cash
A York County man and his accomplice used a sledgehammer to break into numerous Lancaster County retailers and steal more than $12,000 in cash and merchandise over the course of several months, according to Manor Township police. Gavin Matthew Okeefe, 20, of Lower Chanceford Township, committed the burglaries with an unidentified juvenile accomplice between Dec. 17 and March 3, according to an affidavit of probable cause. The two attempted to smash the glass doors of at least four businesses in Manor Township, Columbia, West Lampeter Township and York County on six different occasions during that time. A combined $12,370.65 in cash and merchandise was stolen from tobacco shops in Manor Township and Columbia and a West Lampeter Township video game store, police said. lancasteronline.com

Paola, KS: Suspect arrested following Lumber store burglary
A 60-year-old Paola man has been arrested in connection with the burglary of Miami Lumber on Feb. 17. Randall Allen Wilson was taken into custody at his Paola home and was booked into the Miami County Jail on charges of burglary, felony theft, and criminal damage to property, according to a news release from the Paola Police Department. Investigators got several leads after posting security video images of the suspect and his vehicle on the department’s Facebook page and asking for the public’s help in tracking down the suspect. The suspect shattered the front glass doors and entered Miami Lumber at about 10:26 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17. The suspect collected about $2,400 worth of Stanley “Fat Max” tape measures and Diablo brand saw blades. He placed the items into a brown tub, which the suspect brought with him. republic-online.com

Olympia, WA: Police searching for suspect after string of thefts at Best Buy and Dick’s
Police were dispatched at around 6 p.m. Sunday to Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Capital Mall in Olympia after employees reported a person came into the store and left without paying for an armful of clothing. Lt. Paul Lower said the suspect, who has been described only as a Black man wearing all black clothing and a black face mask, stole around $1,000 worth of clothing and left in a green Subaru with no license plate and black roof racks. Lower said the man has been connected to an earlier theft at Best Buy on the other side of the mall. In this incident, the suspect stole electronic equipment before getting in the Subaru and stopping at Dick’s Sporting Goods. theolympian.com

Tilden Township, PA: Police seeking identity of suspect in $5,000 Cabela’s shoplifting
Tilden Township police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who shoplifted more than $5,000 worth of outdoor apparel from Cabela’s over a few days in early February. Police on Monday released security camera images in the hopes that someone will recognize the suspect, who was described by employees as having a Russian or Eastern European accent. readingeagle.com

Gig Harbor, WA: Gig Harbor Police seeking $5000 robbery suspects
The two suspects reportedly stole approximately $5,000 in merchandise from the retailer. Gig Harbor police say they have probable cause to arrest the suspects.

Jasper, TX: Police are searching for burglars who stole more than a dozen guns

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Shootings & Deaths

Joplin, MO: One Police Officer, Suspect dead after shooting
Four people shot; including three Police Officers. The Jasper County Coroner has confirmed that one officer and the suspect from Tuesday’s shooting has died from their injuries. Jasper County Coroner Randy Nance could not release the names of those who died because of the sensitive nature of the situation. The City of Joplin has called a 9 AM press conference Wednesday to release more information on the incident. It all started with a call to police around 1:22 Tuesday afternoon. The caller reporting a disturbance in the area of the Buckle store near 4th and Range Line. The suspect exchanged gunfire with police officers. That individual was next spotted at 9th and Connecticut, which led to shots fired between the suspect and officers. The investigation has since been turned over to Missouri State Highway Patrol. fourstateshomepage.com

Chicago, IL: Allied Universal Security Guard Murdered outside Gas Station
A 35-year-old security guard who worked at WGN-TV was fatally shot in South Shore while stopping for gas. Police said the shooting happened just after 3 p.m. Monday in the 6700 block of South Jeffery in South Shore. Salena Claybourne was on her way home from her shift at WGN when she stopped for gas. According to police, she was sitting in her vehicle when a black sedan pulled up next to her and someone inside opened fire. She was shot in the left shoulder and face. The family believes it was a carjacking. Claybourne was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead. She leaves behind two teen daughters. Claybourne worked for Allied Universal Security and her post was at WGN-TV Studios. wgntv.com

Houston, TX: Suspect who killed father of 7 at McDonald's killed by police
Houston police say 18-year-old Alberto Riascos gunned down 47-year-old Clifton Zeno while waiting in line at the fast food restaurant on Westheimer on Feb. 23. Houston police believe they've solved the cold-blooded murder of a Houston man who was shot and killed inside a west Houston McDonald's last month. They say the man who killed 47-year-old Clifton Zeno III on Feb. 23 was gunned down by a Houston police officer in west Houston on March 2. He's been identified as 18-year-old Alberto Riascos, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Monday at a news conference. Investigators say Zeno and Riascos got into a "verbal altercation" while waiting in line at the McDonald's in the 9600 block of Westheimer. They say Riascos pulled out a gun and shot the father of seven and grandfather several times. According to Houston police, they identified Riascos as the possible killer and learned he was wanted on an aggravated assault warrant in an unrelated case. The Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force had Riascos under surveillance at an apartment complex on Lazy Hollow Drive last Wednesday. According to the HPD, when officers tried to take Riascos into custody, he shot at an officer who then returned fire and killed the suspect. khou.com

Decatur, IL: 17-year-old victim in Decatur McDonald's shooting named
The 17-year-old gunshot victim who died Saturday night in a car fleeing after a shooting in the parking lot of a Decatur McDonald’s restaurant was identified Monday as Kemareon L. Rice. A news release from Macon County Coroner Michael E. Day said Rice was pronounced dead at 12:10 a.m. Sunday. Decatur police reports said officers responded at 9:30 p.m. to reports of shots fired in the lot of the McDonald’s at 1909 Mount Zion Road and had chased down the vehicle Rice was in, pulling it over at Fitzgerald Road and Davis Street. herald-review.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Harlem, NY: McDonald’s employee brutally stabbed while defending coworkers
A hero Harlem McDonald’s worker was repeatedly stabbed by an irate customer early Wednesday while defending his coworkers — leaving him clinging for his life, cops said. The 31-year-old victim intervened when he saw the suspect arguing with other workers inside the fast-food joint on Third Avenue near East 117th Street around 12:40 a.m, police said. The suspect then stabbed him in the back and left arm, and slashed him in the face, authorities said. The victim, who lives in the Bronx, was rushed to Harlem Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, cops said. The bearded assailant – described as 5-foot-11 and 6 feet tall, last seen wearing a dark green jacket and ski mask – took off after the incident and remained at large hours later, police said. nypost.com

Bull Run, VA: Man charged with Macy’s Manassas Mall Robbery, burglary nearby
Police have charged a 24-year-old man with robbing an employee at the Macy’s in Manassas Mall on Friday night before breaking into a house nearby. The man walked into the Macy’s about 8:15 p.m., and began concealing merchandise. When store security confronted him, the man brandished a knife and threatened the employee before fleeing on foot, Prince William County Police Master Officer Renee Carr said. Beauty products were reported missing. A police K-9 searched the area and didn't find the man, but officers were later flagged down by a resident in the 8100 block of Community Drive nearby to report a burglary. While investigating the break-in, officers determined the burglary suspect matched the description of the Macy's suspect, Carr said. With officers still at the scene on Community Drive, the suspect returned and was arrested. insidenova.com

Bronx, NY: Man robs Bronx Target, slashes security guard
Police are searching for a man who robbed a Bronx Target store and slashed a store security guard who attempted to stop him. The incident happened on Feb. 28 at the Target located in the Bronx Terminal market. At around 5 p.m., the suspect stole about $243 worth of items from the store, authorities said. A 23-year-old Target security officer tried to stop him from exiting the store when he was slashed in the hand before the suspect fled the scene, police said. The security guard was taken to NYC Health and Hospitals/Lincoln in stable condition. audacy.com

Jackson, MS: Owners of Mississippi Auto Parts store hold burglary suspects at gunpoint until officers arrive

Colorado Springs, CO: 7 convenience store robberies in 5 days reported

Alsip, IL: Thieves Take Away ATM That Was Bolted Down, Other Stores In Same Strip Mall Have Been Targeted Recently Too



Auto - Jackson, MS - Burglary
Beauty – Gig Harbor, WA - Robbery
C-Store – Alsip, IL – Burglary
C-Store- Bronx, NY – Armed Robbery
C-Store – Colorado Springs, CO – Armed Robbery
C-Store – Colorado Springs, CO – Armed Robbery
C-Store – Denton, TX – Armed Robbery
Guns – Jasper, TX - Burglary
Guns - Ruscombmanor Township, PA - Burglary
Hardware – Paola, KS - Burglary
Jewelry – Rehoboth, DE – Robbery
Jewelry – Las Cruces, NM – Robbery
Jewelry – Rockford, IL – Robbery
Jewelry – Scottsdale, AZ – Robbery
Macy’s – Bull Run, VA - Armed Robbery
Restaurant – Chatham County, GA – Armed Robbery (Waffle House)
Restaurant - Tulsa, OK – Armed Robbery (Papa Murphy)
7-Eleven – Cranston, RI – Armed Robbery
7-Eleven – Chicago, IL – Armed Robbery
7-Eleven – Bensalem, PA – Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 15 robberies
• 5 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed

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