11/04/2009 - A congressman, a police officer, and representatives from the retailer sector today called on Congress to pass federal legislation to close loopholes that allow organized criminal gangs to resell massive amounts of stolen goods from retailers for hefty profits across state and national boundaries.
08/10/2009 - The Federal Trade Commission, the Better Business Bureau, and a senator are warning people to beware of cyber- and phone-scams associated with the "Cash for Clunkers" program that phish for personal information or solicit down payments or fees to reserve a place in line.
08/07/2009 - After numerous attempts to attack shopping malls in the United Kingdom, Britain's National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) trains shopping centers and other similar public venues on how to prepare for a terrorist attack, reports the Telegraph.
07/21/2009 - The ASIS Foundation's new CRISP report provides a general primer on the practice of organized retail crime so retailers can understand why they may be more susceptible to it than other retailers and what they can do about it.
11/25/2008 - The FBI and the retail industry have joined together to form the Law Enforcement Retail Partnership Network (LERPnet) to fight organized retail theft. LERPnet allows retailers to report and to share information with each other and the FBI in a secure and confidential manner. Check it out here.
11/25/2008 - Consumers are getting jitters over sharing personal information with retailers. More than half of Canadians surveyed resist automatically providing personal information such as their name, address, and phone number when asked by retailers, according to a Canadian government report.