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Intellectual Property

- Protecting intellectual property rights may sound like arcana of interest to corporate attorneys rather than to law enforcement agents. After all, tracking down the sellers of fake watches or designer purses appears to pale in comparison to catching a murderer. A new report from the Department of Justice proves otherwise. By pointing to tangible consequences of intellectual property theft that go far beyond loss of profits, the study illustrates that finding those who violate intellectual property rights might just be a life or death situation.

Adapting to Automated Fraud

- Fraudsters are using technology to automate the fraud process, and financial institutions must prepare for these challenges.

Jargon Watch: Shrinkage

- The difference, in inventory, between what a retailer's records indicate should be in a store, a distribution center, or the entire inventory system, and what is actually located in physical counting or through sampling and estimations.

Mission to Mitigate

- The loss prevention manager is a retail company's employee in the trenches, assessing and mitigating risk.

The Retail Loss Prevention Officer: The Fundamental Elements of Retail Security and Safety

- The heart of the book details the fundamental elements of a retail loss prevention program. It considers internal and external investigations, audits, and special issues such as dealing with criminal justice agencies.


- If you're wearing clothing by Armani or Burberry, carrying a bag by Coach or Louis Vuitton, or wearing a watch by Cartier or Rolex, you might want to take a closer look. These are a few of the most frequently knocked-off brands based on incidents compiled by counterfeit-intelligence analysts Gieschen Consultancy of Canada.

Tracking Performance Trends

- Find out how the security team at one medical center measures performance.

Loss Prevention Threats and Strategies: How People Steal from Your Business and What You Can Do to Stop It.

- Loss Prevention Threats and Strategies provides one good alternative for nonexperts. It encourages owners and managers to take responsibility for prevention and training, and it furnishes the necessary tools that managers will need to develop an effective security strategy.

Did You Know That?

- Businesses concerned about workers’ compensation scams can turn to a video released by the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. The video, just under 12 minutes long, explains to workers the harm done by fraud against workers’ compensation, health insurance, automobile insurance, and other types of insurance. SM Online shows you how to get the video.

Cargo security

- A bill (H.R. 785) introduced by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) would require that the government coordinate cargo-theft-tracking efforts.

A Diverting Practice

- Are your product diversion tactics legal?

Fraud Investigations: A Textbook on How to Conduct White Collar Crime and Financial Fraud Investigations

- Author Rory J. McMahon states that this book is a compilation of notes used as an outline in a fraud investigations section for a private investigator program at Career City College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where McMahon was an instructor. He adds that Rene Champagne developed the first editions of this book and that McMahon expanded on those, resulting in this self-published effort.

Quick Bytes: Debating losses

- Research firm Gartner has estimated that ATM and debit-card fraud resulted in $2.75 billion in losses in the 12 months ending in May 2005.

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