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GLPS 'Where Are They Now?' Series

Find Your Old Friend & Colleagues - Where Have They Gone?
Take a Look Down Memory Lane
1st Correct Answer Becomes Eligible to Win a Pizza Party!

Can you ID these folks?

Team Pictures Submitted in November 2014

Here's some hints:

Pic #13 (left): Check out this team enjoying some golf. Wonder if they're swingin' it north of the border, where it all began.

Pic #14 (right): Nothin' like a night at the ballpark - especially if you have a free truck rental to take your team there.

Rules: 1st person to name all team members in a picture gets entered into the drawing. Once we reach 10 correct answers, we'll pick one winner for a GLPS team pizza party with drinks - delivered to your door by Domino's. All parties must be for retail LP or AP teams. Submit your answers here.

Visit Memory Lane - see previous pics


Show Your LP/AP Team Pride!

Send in your team's 'Group LP Selfie'



AFA Presents "A Scholarship A Day In May 2020"
AFA Protective Systems, Inc., a longstanding Doctorate Level Partner of the Loss Prevention Foundation, is proud to support the LP/AP industry in a new and innovative way. In these unprecedented times we are all facing, AFA is presenting a scholarship a day for the month of May to give back and support our industry.

Thirty one (31) LP/AP professionals will receive either a LPQ Course Scholarship valued at $495 or LPC Course Scholarship valued at $795.
Learn more and apply here

LPF Announces March & April LPC and LPQ Professionals
The Loss Prevention Foundation would like to recognize and congratulate the following individuals who successfully completed all of the requirements set forth by the board of directors to be LPQualified (LPQ) and/or LPCertified (LPC). View Full List Here

ISCPO Podcast Featuring Tom Meehan, CFI - ISCPO Board Member
With the COVID-19 event, it's been a couple months since we had some time to work on the ISCPO podcast. This week we had a wonderful time sitting down with Tom Meehan via ZOOM, of course. Just a few details about Tom including his LinkedIn profile link and we have included a link to his book - Evolution of Retail Asset Protection: Protecting your Profit in a Digital Age.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

Keynote Speaker at D&D Daily's
'Live in NYC at the NRF Big Show -
LP's New Years Reception Jan. 2018'

NYPD counterterrorism chief John Miller on being hospitalized with coronavirus
More than 5,000 NYPD members have tested positive for the coronavirus, and at least 38 have died.

NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller has returned to work on the force after being hospitalized with COVID-19.

He joins "CBS This Morning" to talk about his battle with the virus. cbsnews.com

Editor's Note: NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller spoke at the D&D Daily's 2018 "Live in NYC" dinner event, where he addressed a crowd of retail LP/AP executives, solution providers, and some from the law enforcement community on the NYPD's counter-terrorism efforts, "precision policing", and the importance of public-private partnerships in combatting organized retail crime.

Miller also spoke about his journey from award-winning broadcast journalist to deputy police commissioner working under William Bratton. A well-known news commentator, Mr. Miller is the only law enforcement executive to ever interview Osama bin Laden.

Read more about his speech at The D&D Daily's 'Live in NYC - LP's New Year's Reception' recap here.

#MeToo's Impact at the Highest Level - Wipes Out 1 Retailer in Canada

CEO Sex Trafficking Allegations Destroy Fashion Retailer
Nygard properties up for sale after court approves liquidation of retail assets

Companies went into receivership after sexual assault allegations; lawsuit now includes 46 women

Manitoba's Court of Queen's Bench has approved the liquidation sale of assets and inventory belonging to a group of companies owned by Winnipeg fashion mogul Peter Nygard.

Nine Nygard companies went into receivership on March 18 and are under the control of Richter Advisory Group Inc. Forty-six women have filed a class-action lawsuit against Peter Nygard, alleging he raped them and was running what they called a "sex trafficking ring." cbc.ca

Read the original article reported in the Daily 2-14-20:
Fashion executive Peter Nygard accused of sexually assaulting young girls

Read the Daily's Special Report from March:
The #MeToo Impact on Retail - The End of the Old Guard Era

20+ Retailers, 10+ CEOs, Dozens More Sr. Execs Involved

In this Special Report, we put together a timeline chronicling #MeToo scandals involving retailers in recent years, starting with the infamous Dov Charney/American Apparel scandal of 2014.

While our timeline shows over 20 retail companies, 10 CEOs and dozens more C-Level executives involved, we are limited to reporting only what has been made publicly available. It's safe to say there are many, many other cases that have gone unreported.

See the #MeToo Retail Timeline here.

Coronavirus Tracker: May 6

US: Over 1.2M Cases - 72K Dead - 200K Recovered
Worldwide: Over 3.7M Cases - 260K Dead - 1.2M Recovered

U.S. Law Enforcement Deaths | NYPD Deaths: 38
Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 89

NY Times: See Where the Outbreak is Worst Now & Where It Might Come Next


The U.S. is Waking Up
Opening & Shutting Their Doors
Hope it isn't a little too early - Shutting down again won't be pretty!


OSHA Issues Industry-Specific COVID-19 Guidance for
Restaurant, Retail, and Meatpacking Businesses

OSHA has recently issued guidance tailored to the restaurant (takeout/pickup), and retail industries - as part of what the agency indicated will be a series of industry-specific alerts designed to keep workplaces safe. In addition, OSHA and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) laid out detailed interim guidance for the meat and poultry packing industry, citing multiple recent outbreaks of COVID-19 at meat and poultry processing facilities. jdsupra.com

COVID-19 Guidance for Retail Workers: Read Here

Advice & Guidance From the Society of Human Resource Management
How to Practice COVID-19 Safety When Reopening Your Retail Business

Brick and-mortar retailers were already struggling before COVID-19. Now, as states slowly begin to reopen, these businesses must figure out how to keep workers and customers safe while simultaneously adhering to government guidelines and employment laws and trying to maximize profits.
"As those retailers who were deemed nonessential during the stay-at-home orders begin the process of reopening, they will need to be prepared to face a number of unique employment law challenges."

For those reopening their retail stores soon, here are some tips to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.

Follow Government-Mandated Health and Safety Guidelines

CDC Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting

Send a Notice to Employees - Anticipate Employee Rights Claims - Clean Frequently, Offer Service from a Distance - HR & LP Should Step Up - Enforce New Policies - Acclimate to the New Normal shrm.org

Bringing Them Back: Questions for HR & LP from Returning Workers
Be prepared by considering these six things employment attorneys and human resource experts say workers will want to know right from the start.

1. Do I have to come in?
The short answer is yes, with caveats, "What we've been advising clients is 'You have the right to order your employees back to work. If they have accrued leave, they can burn that. Otherwise, if the employee has no special rights and you need them in order to operate, you could take action if they refuse. You could fire them.' "

"There's the legal answer and the practical answer," he said. "Keep in mind, for some people this has taken an emotional toll.

Indeed, employers are generally being flexible about bringing their people back, especially if the employees have been successfully working from home, are in a vulnerable population or have to take care of homebound children. "It's not always cut and dried,"

Some workers don't want to return to work because they're earning more money on enhanced unemployment benefits. In such cases, she said, employers can let it be known that a refusal to return is a resignation.

Employers should document that they offered [the employee an opportunity to return to work], and the person rejected it." "Either put it in writing or memorialize it with a witness,"

2. How will you keep me safe? 3. Does the company have the right to ask about my health history and take my temperature? 4. Will everyone wear a mask? Do I have to wear one?

5. What happens if I get sick? Will I get paid for time off? What if someone in my family gets sick and I have to care for them? 6. What if a co-worker gets sick? How will I know? Will you do tracing?

Continue Reading

Kohl's Prioritizes Safety
Kohl's begins reopening stores in some states

The Menomonee Falls-based retailer announced it decided to open in Arkansas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Utah starting Monday. It has not re-opened any stores in Wisconsin.

To improve safety inside the stores, Kohl's said it is limiting store hours and dedicating shopping hours for at-risk individuals. In addition, the retailer is implementing social distancing measures, elevated cleaning procedures and using a new returns process.

"We've created new safety protocols to make sure that product is handled appropriately - safe for customers, safe for associates," Gass said

Kohl's will require all store employees to wear masks and gloves while inside, according to the retailer. The business said it is excited to welcome associates back "on a volunteer basis" to serve customers.

"We will continue to assess these new measures on an ongoing basis and apply our learnings and insights to our future store openings, when we make the decision to open additional stores," the company said in a statement. bizjournals.com

Gap Inc. to reopen up to 800 stores by end of May

Starbucks Opening 85% of their U.S. Stores This Week

Even Untuckit - The e-comm darling with only 80 stores - Hires real estate restructuring firm to renegotiate deals

Lord & Taylor to Liquidate all 38 stores

Nordstrom to close 16 full-line stores

Canada's 'Roots' to Liquidate all 7 U.S. stores

HSI Announces New Public-Private Partnership in Fight Against COVID-19 Fraud
Industry experts from Pfizer, 3M, Citi, Alibaba, Amazon and Merck have joined forces with the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)-led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) and its criminal investigators in an unprecedented public-private partnership to combat fraud and other illegal activity surrounding COVID-19.

"Scammers and other criminals are exploiting this time of anxiety and uncertainty to take advantage of consumers' fears, and HSI has made it a top priority to investigate anyone attempting to use the COVID-19 pandemic to defraud other people," said HSI Acting Executive Associate Director Alysa D. Erichs. "A robust partnership with the private sector is an absolute requirement to effectively disrupt and dismantle COVID-19 criminal networks and strengthen global supply-chain security."

In April, HSI launched Operation Stolen Promise, a component of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security, to prevent and investigate illegal criminal activity surrounding the pandemic.

As of May 4, HSI special agents have opened over 315 investigations nationwide; seized over $3.2 million dollars in illicit proceeds; made 11 arrests; executed 21 search warrants; analyzed over 19,000 COVID-19 domain names; and worked alongside U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials to seize 494 shipments of mislabeled, fraudulent, unauthorized or prohibited COVID-19 test kits, treatment kits, homeopathic remedies, purported anti-viral products and personal protective equipment (PPE). iprcenter.gov

See e-Commerce column for Alibaba & Amazon's comments.

This Divorce is Going to Be Messy
Sephora Fires Back At Penney's Court Filing

"No part of JCP's fanciful, one-sided narrative was or is true."

Sephora claimed in its argument that J.C. Penney was the one aiming to gain negotiating leverage with its actions, "so that JCP can take advantage of an impending bankruptcy." The beauty retailer also disputes claims that it threatened to drop its partnership with J.C. Penney. 

"Despite JCPenney's claims, we did not threaten any action that would have impacted SiJCP operations in the near-term or JCPenney's ability to sell beauty products in its stores," a Sephora spokesperson said in a statement. "While we understand that JCPenney has put itself in a tough position in recent years, this is a very unfortunate development that we hope to resolve quickly."

J.C. Penney and Sephora are squabbling in court over their decade-old branded beauty shop-in-shops after the department store says the beauty retailer threatened to end the partnership. retaildive.com

Uber laying off 3,700 as rides plummet due to COVID-19

Quarterly Results
Sprouts Farmers Market Q1 comp's up 10.6%, net sales up 16.1%

CVS Q1 Retail/LTC Segment Front Store comp's up 8%, Prescription comp's up 9.8%, total Retail sales up 7.7%, total CVS Health sales up 8.3%

Office Depots Q2 comp's up 2%, net sales down 2%

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The Necessity of an ERM Approach - Risk's Evolution
Governance, Risk, Compliance and Security: Together or Apart?

Organizational risks are expanding with digital transformation, so enterprise risk management has become essential.

The interconnected nature of modern business necessitates a holistic approach to risk. When an organization's governance, risk, compliance (GRC) and security functions are siloed, it's difficult to deal effectively with the total scope and potentially cascading effects of that which can harm the company, its customers and partners. As the pace of business accelerates and operations become increasingly digital, more organizations are forming enterprise risk management (ERM) groups or committees. Not surprisingly, new platforms are helping to facilitate the shift.

"Digital transformation requires a very tightly knit coordination between all of these functions," said Forrester Research Analyst Alla Valente. "We're seeing the growth of an enterprise risk management function and they're taking on responsibility for operational risk, for financial risks, in many cases compliance, and business continuity as well."

Why the various risk functions are fragmented

Company structures tend to differ based on the industry in which they operate, their size and their organizational philosophy. Many businesses have expanded the C-suite over the past couple of decades to include some combination of chief security officer (CSO)/chief information security officer (CISO) chief privacy officer (CPO) and chief risk officer (CRO).

Whom those positions report to also varies. For example, the CPO may report to the chief legal officer (CLO) or the CSO/CISO. The CSO/CISO may report to the CIO, COO or CEO.

Many risk functions were created in response to a major event like the 2008 financial crisis or a regulation such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) or GDPR. Similarly, computer, network and cybersecurity were created as the result of technologically enabled threats. Now, companies without ERM groups or committees are feeling the effects of organizationally and technologically siloed efforts. Specifically, each risk-related function is using its own GRC system when the effects of many risks are cross-functional. For example, when a hacker steals data, the security team probably isn't the only team impacted. Other groups may include compliance, governance, legal and traditional risk management (financial risks).

"[P]articularly between compliance, privacy and security there's sometimes an underlying assumption that a specific area is being covered by one of the others and sometimes we see things slip through the cracks," said Joe Nocera, a principal in PwC's Cybersecurity and Privacy practice. "They tend to use different scales of measuring risks and they tend to use different workflows and mechanisms for risk acceptance and mitigation activities."

Why enterprise risk management is critical: Continue Reading

Google, Apple Reveal More Contact-Tracing Details

Describe Limits on How APIs Can Be Put to Use for Apps

Google and Apple on Monday released privacy and security guidelines for their jointly developed contact-tracing infrastructure. The tech companies note that apps developed using their APIs can only be developed by or for public health authorities - and solely to collect limited information to help trace COVID-19 infections.

The APIs developed by Google and Apple will not use location tracking data, according to the developer guidelines released Monday. Users of the apps buit with the APIs will be able to turn off the contact-tracing technology at any time. Plus, the apps must limit how much data they can collect from the physical contacts of other app users who report that they are infected.

The two tech giants have been jointly developing their contact-tracing infrastructure, now called Exposure Notification, since March. On Monday, they released the first samples of the APIs to developers, who will use them to create apps.

Exposure Notification - Addressing Privacy - How Data Is Shared

Google and Apple also stressed that neither company has plans to monetize any data collected through the Exposure Notification system.

"Consistent with well-established privacy principles, both companies are minimizing data used by the system and relying on users' devices to process information," according to the developer document. govinfosecurity.com

Wooing Washington
Cybersecurity Lobbying Spending Mounts as Privacy, Security Laws Take Shape
From traditional advocacy on specific bills to advising lawmakers on the security dimensions of current events, including the coronavirus pandemic.

Cybersecurity companies are spending millions of dollars on lobbying efforts in Washington, seeking to influence policy makers as they reshape privacy and security laws.

As the cybersecurity industry has grown, these companies have increasingly sought to get time with lawmakers and help shape bills and issues in their early stages, including standards for the security of the Internet of Things, a potential federal privacy law and the rollout of 5G networks.

The uptick in lobbying by the industry appears designed to capture commercial opportunities stemming from heightened awareness of cybersecurity threats, said John Pescatore, director of emerging security trends at the SANS Institute, a cybersecurity research and training organization.

The collective lobbying spending of 12 large publicly traded cybersecurity firms more than tripled to $3.94 million in 2019 from $1.21 million in 2015. wsj.com

Attackers Adapt Techniques to Pandemic Reality

U.S. is Getting Pounded By 1/3 of All Malicious Domains

Over the past several months, threat actors have quickly shifted their tactics to take advantage of interest in the coronavirus, two studies find.

AdvertisementAttackers continue to use the theme of the coronavirus pandemic to create more convincing phishing lures and impersonate legitimate domains in an attempt to get past the strained cybersecurity of work-from-home employees, according to two reports released this week.

On average, almost 1,800 malicious or risky domains with coronavirus-related names have been registered every day. A third of the malicious domains - by far the largest share - targeted the United States, while other countries each accounted for less than 4% of the total.

With coronavirus themed spam and impersonation attacks having more success with remote workers. The number of URLs that were blocked following a user click rose 56% over the period, he says.

From fake Microsoft Teams e-mails to massive COVID-19-related domain registration, cybercriminals and fraudsters are betting that remote workers will be more likely to click on coronavirus-themed content. In early April, Microsoft noted the attackers were capitalizing on the fear of the virus to tempt users into clicking on links and parting with sensitive information, such as login credentials.

"Our inboxes, mobile alerts, TVs, and news updates are all COVID-19, all the time," the company noted. "It's overwhelming and attackers know it. They know many are clicking without looking because stress levels are high and they're taking advantage of that. That's why we're seeing an increase in the success of phishing and social engineering attacks."

"With COVID-19 driving a surge in cloud adoption, we see not only attacks targeting the cloud users but also threats originating from the cloud," the report stated, adding that "[t]hreats originating from the cloud can be more difficult to defend because malicious actors leverage the cloud resources to evade detection and amplify the attack."

Hosted on AWS

Amazon Web Services hosted an outsized share of the malicious and suspicious domains. While the provider hosted about 70% of all newly registered coronavirus-related domains, it hosted nearly 80% of the malicious or risky domains. darkreading.com

SAP notifying 9% of customers about security bugs in some cloud products

SAP says an internal security review found issues with seven of its cloud products.

German software group SAP announced on Monday plans to notify approximately 9% of its 440,000 customer base about security holes identified in some of its cloud-based products.

According to SAP, the issues were discovered following an internal review of its platform, which found that some of its cloud products did not meet one or more contractually or statutory security standards.

The German company said it already initiated and prioritized remediation efforts to patch all impacted products, which include the likes of SAP Success Factors, SAP Concur, SAP/CallidusCloud Commissions, SAP/Callidus Cloud CPQ, SAP C4C/Sales Cloud, SAP Cloud Platform, and SAP Analytics Cloud. zdnet.com

Cequence Security Releases EMA Findings on Detecting and Thwarting Automated Bot Attacks
Findings Provide Fresh Insight into Automated Bot Attacks, and the New Mitigation Strategies Succeeding for Major Organizations.

Cequence Security today published research findings on automated bot attacks, developed with Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), focusing on the automated malicious bot attacks targeting public-facing API and web-based applications. Cequence will discuss the findings in a webinar, Winning the Imitation Game: Separating Human Traffic from Automated Bot Attacks on Tuesday, May 19th at 11:00AM PST. businesswire.com




Canada Coronavirus Update:
May 6

62,400+ Cases, 4,100+ Deaths


COVID's Crime Impact Continues
Burglaries & Theft Up - $1.2M in COVID-Related Fraud

Quebec City Sees 50% Increase in Business Burglaries & Theft
As of April 24, the police in Quebec City had already noted a 50% increase in break-ins and thefts in businesses compared to the same period last year. The police reported 48 cases this year compared with 32 in 2019.

Cafés, corner stores, jewelry stores and other businesses have been targeted. Store windows have also been smashed by vandals. Montreal has not provided any precise numbers.

In Ottawa, the local police have noticed a strong upward trend in break-ins and robberies in businesses. In a press release on April 9, the police in Ottawa reported a 70 per cent increase in break-ins during the preceding month (March), in both homes and businesses. montrealgazette.com

Coronavirus-related scams have defrauded Canadians $1.2M: official
Canadians have been defrauded out of at least $1.2 million in coronavirus-related scams during the pandemic, according to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. Between March 6 and May 1, the centre has received 766 reports related to the pandemic, with 188 of those fraud attempts succeeding. He said that fraudsters are attempting to take advantage of the fear and anxiety prevalent due to the pandemic. globalnews.ca

Retail Begins to Re-Open in Canada - Obstacles Remain
Will Shoppers Even Show Up? - Touch-Free the New Normal?

Retailers Begin Opening Stores in Canada as COVID-19 Restrictions are Lifted
But Will Customers Feel Comfortable Venturing Out?

There appears to be some light at the end of the tunnel for retailers and small businesses in Canada struggling to survive during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis.

The Retail Council of Canada has a list of the reopening dates in the provinces for non-essential retailers which can be found here. Also on its website the Council has a retail recovery checklist for retailers which can be found here.

In a Facebook post, Larry Rosen, Chairman and CEO of leading Toronto-based menswear retailer Harry Rosen, said the company's first store reopened in Winnipeg at CF Polo Park. Dan Kelly, President of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, said the organization welcomes the careful, phased approach to the reopening of the economy which began Monday in several provinces.

As Canadian provinces prepare to relax their COVID-19 lockdown restrictions it could be well into this summer before consumers will feel completely comfortable venturing out again for non-essential shopping and restaurant dining, said Michael Kehoe, Lead Ambassador in Canada for the New-York based International Council of Shopping Centers. retail-insider.com

Touch-Free Retail to be the New Norm in Canada

Retail 'never going to be the same again' after COVID-19

Hands-free shopping will not be a luxury, but a necessity, as stores reopen. The intrinsic problem with stores isn't that they're crowded; it's that hundreds or thousands of people are required to all touch the same surfaces and objects. Cash is already banned in many outlets, and Canadian banks have upped the limit on PIN-less transactions to minimize physical contact with payment pads. But even that reduction in touch points may not be enough to ensure public safety. And as long as retail stores are not seen as safe, they won't be able to fully reopen and get back into the world of black ink.

So, what does a touch-free retail experience look like? Simply put, every physical interaction involving technology needs to be replaced with one that can be done at a safe distance. That means replacing traditional check-out lines with systems that can identify shoppers and automatically debit funds without risking the exposures caused by handling cash or presenting physical cards. Think of it as a digital wallet with a facial-recognition component that uses a camera to pair customers with their preferred digital payment platforms.

The best part of this idea is that every bit of the technology that's needed to make it a reality exists right now. retail-insider.com

Essential stores in eastern Ontario ordered to implement crowd control, hygiene procedures
The health unit has issued orders for all essential stores and companies offering curbside pick-up and delivery in a bid to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

Effective Thursday at 12 a.m., all supermarkets, convenience stores, big box retailers, beer, wine and liquor stores and pharmacies must have the following measures in place:

- Ensure Crowd Control
- Implement Hygiene Procedures
- Implement Other Measures

Mississauga Businesses Fined for Continuing to Operate During Pandemic
In an interview with CP24 on Wednesday morning, Crombie said that there have been 95 tickets issued in Mississauga so far in relation to the violation of various orders put into place to limit the spread of COVID-19.

She said that more than half of those tickets have either been for the gathering of large groups or the continued operation of non-essential businesses, something that police and bylaw enforcement officers continue to crack down on. A balloon store, a beauty salon, a vape shop and an auction liquidation store are among those fined. cp24.com

COVID-19 reopenings: Here are all the plans by province & territory to ease coronavirus lockdowns

Manitoba malls must follow these rules if they want to reopen

Quebec postpones reopening date for Montreal stores

Canadian Costco shoppers not required to wear face masks like in the U.S.

More than half of Canadian companies see sales drop at least 20 per cent: StatCan

Most stores at the Toronto Eaton Centre aren't paying their rent

Nanaimo, BC: Teen shoplifters shoot flare into Nanaimo store, causing fire
Police say the lone employee of the store told them two young men entered the business, selected a few items and left without paying. As they were leaving, one of the suspects shot a tube flare in the direction of the employee, police said. ctvnews.ca

Ottawa Police say employee punched, kicked after asking customers to physical distance
Police say when an employee asked four females entering the business to respect physical distancing measures, they started to kick and punch the employee. "The females then took items from the store and threw them at the employee, continuing the assault," police said in a statement Friday afternoon. The employee suffered minor injuries. Police say the suspects fled the scene, but responding officers located all four suspects and arrested them without incident. ctvnews.ca

Saskatoon, SK: Police arrest man for smashing up store

Barrie, ON: Around $1,000 worth of goods stolen from Essa Road drug store

Robberies & Burglaries

C-Store - Peterborough, ON - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery
Pharmacy - Cambridge, ON - Robbery

Variety Store - London, ON - Robbery

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ORC in the Retail Industry

Scott Sanford, Director of Loss Prevention, goPuff

Filmed in January 2014 at the Daily's 'Live in NYC at the NRF Big Show 2014' event

Scott Sanford, Director of Loss Prevention for goPuff, discusses where he thinks the loss prevention industry is going and how we're making progress in the fight against Organized Retail Crime. A subject matter expert on the topic, Scott has a unique gift and ability at resolving ORC cases and has been extremely involved in the national effort for many years. Learn how you can be better prepared to combat the North American epidemic that is ORC.


Stay tuned as we continue to count down LPNN's All-Time Top 10 LP Leader
and Top 10 Solution Provider videos. See who's made the list so far here.






Amazon, Alibaba team with Homeland Security to prevent COVID-19 fraud

The world's two biggest e-tailers are cooperating with a new partner in response to pandemic-related e-commerce crime.

Amazon and Alibaba are working with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) criminal investigators in a new public-private partnership to combat fraud and other illegal activity surrounding COVID-19.

"Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Amazon has proactively stopped more than 6.5 million products with inaccurate claims, removed over 1 million offers for suspected price gouging, suspended more than 10,000 selling accounts for suspected price gouging and referred the most egregious offenders to federal and state law enforcement across the country," said Dharmesh Mehta, Amazon VP, customer trust and partner support.

"Amazon welcomes HSI's partnership in holding counterfeiters and bad actors accountable, and we look forward to building on our long-standing relationship to protect customers and ensure a trusted shopping experience,"

"Consumer health and safety is Alibaba's top priority. We will continue to enforce a zero-tolerance policy against those engaged in illicit activity, especially with respect to products and services related to COVID-19," said Michael Evans, president of Alibaba Group. "We are proud to be part of this important collaboration and value our long-standing partnership with the Department of Homeland Security." iprcenter.gov

Beware of Online Skimming Threats During the COVID-19 Crisis
PCI SSC and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce shares guidance and information on protecting against online skimming attacks in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. On this blog Troy Leach, Senior Vice President, Engagement Officer for the PCI Security Standards Council and Christopher Roberti, Senior Vice President, Cyber, Intelligence and Security Policy & Chief of Staff of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce discuss this important topic. blog.pcisecuritystandards.org

Experian releases new version of its integrated digital identity and fraud risk platform
The ability to confidently recognize consumers and safeguard their digital transactions is becoming increasingly challenging for businesses. In addition, fraud threats continue to rise across the globe as fraudsters take advantage of the COVID-19 global health crisis and rapidly shifting economic conditions.

Experian's CrossCore® combines risk-based authentication, identity proofing and fraud detection into a single cloud platform, which means businesses can more quickly respond to an ever-changing environment. And with flexible decisioning orchestration and advanced analytics, businesses can make real-time risk decisions throughout the customer lifecycle. The newly released version of CrossCore will allow businesses to limit fraud losses and reduce unnecessary customer friction which can impact the bottom line. experianpic.com

XPO Logistics Stock Jumps 13% on Cost-Cutting, e-Commerce Growth




D&D Daily Survey:
How will COVID-19 impact Loss Prevention & Organized Retail Crime at your stores as the nation prepares to reopen?

The industry values your input! The D&D Daily wants to hear your thoughts as retail prepares to reopen following mass closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Given the past seven weeks, we've all had a chance to think about what is going to happen as we reopen the doors, but are we prepared for the impact the pandemic will have on Loss Prevention and Organized Retail Crime?

What does ORC look like in the coming months? How are your stores preparing?

Click here to take a two-minute survey and share your thoughts!

Cleveland, OH: Thief fills up garbage can with stolen cigarettes during Dollar General burglary
Police said a thief broke into a store on the city's West side and filled up a garbage can with stolen cigarettes. According to officers, the man entered the Dollar General in the 3000 block of Fulton Road on April 21. Officers said the thief climbed through a store window to get inside. Police added the store owner does not know how many cigarettes were stolen. cleveland19.com

Edina, MN: Police report 3 arrested for Felony Theft
A 44-year-old man was arrested for shoplifting $1,476 worth of property on the 7000 block of York Avenue. Two females, ages 16 and 17, were arrested for shoplifting $1,130 worth of merchandise at Target. hometownsource.com

Auckland, New Zealand: 50 new barbecues stolen from Mitre 10 Mega store
Police believe the culprits may have used a truck to make multiple visits to the shop in Flat Bush on 4 May. The public is being asked to be wary of new barbecues being offered at a discounted price, or if they see people advertising Weber and Everdure brand barbecues at a cheap price online. rnz.co.nz

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Milwaukee, WI: Police shot and wounded man suspected of killing a Walgreens employee outside her store (domestic violence)
Milwaukee police shot and injured a man Tuesday afternoon who they say fatally shot a 48-year-old woman outside a Walgreens on Milwaukee's north side, where she worked, in an apparent act of domestic violence. The man police shot, a 51-year-old Milwaukee resident, suffered serious injuries and is expected to survive. No officers were injured, and police recovered the man's gun. jsonline.com

Phoenix, AZ: 1 Security Guard killed, 2 injured after Armored Truck crash
Authorities are investigating the fiery crash of an armored truck on a Phoenix freeway that left one person dead and two others injured. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said the truck rolled over and caught fire Monday afternoon on State Route 143 near the Loop 202 freeway. fox10phoenix.com

Aurora, CO: Man dies following shooting at Circle K; police investigating as homicide
Police were called at 9:20 p.m. about a shooting at Circle K, according to an Aurora Police. They found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. The name of the victim will not been released until the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office notifies family. denverpost.com

Napa, CA: Update: Man Police Shot, Killed After Walmart Burglary Wanted To Commit 'Suicide By Cop'
A man apparently intended to commit "suicide by cop" following a burglary last month at a Walmart store, Napa County sheriff's officials said Tuesday. Brandan Nylander, 24, of Napa, broke a glass display case with a hammer in a Napa Walmart store to steal shotgun shells, then threw a hammer that struck a Walmart employee and then led police on a three-minute vehicle pursuit.

The sheriff's office on Tuesday released the last 20 seconds of the video of the pursuit that started after the 2 p.m. burglary on April 24. The video shows Nylander stopping his car at a locked gate at the Napa County Airport at 2030 Airport Road. As Nylander gets out of the driver's seat of his car with the shotgun, he turns and briefly faces the two deputies who parked behind his car. sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Nashville, TN: Fire Department seeks help finding Dollar General Arsonist
Investigators are trying to identify the people who set fire inside a Dollar General Store in Antioch in March. Several persons of interest were caught on surveillance cameras before the fire was set inside the Dollar Store located at 2285 Murfreesboro Pk. on March 31. The Nashville Fire Department responded to a fire call in the clothing aisle at the Dollar General in the Mt. Zion Shopping Center at the corner of Una and Murfreesboro pikes. Store employees told Nashville firefighters that several people were seen in and around where the fire started. The fire was contained to the store and did not spread. Fire investigators want the public's help to identify the people caught on camera in the moments before the fire. wsmv.com

San Antonio, TX: Shoplifter threatened to kill Family Dollar employees while fleeing with merchandise

Tallahassee, FL: Police arrest two suspects in Gun Store heist; 44 weapons still missing






Daily Totals:
• 7 robberies
• 11 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed


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