12/11/2007 - The Legislature of West Virginia has approved a bill (H.B. 4101) that will make it a felony to create more than 14 fake bar code labels with the intent of stealing from retailers. Perpetrators face a sentence of up to two years in prison.
12/05/2007 - Targeted to owners of intellectual property, including brands, trademarks, patents, and copyrights, the book explains what they can do to protect themselves from counterfeiters. The advice includes something for just about everyone.
12/05/2007 - Retail loss prevention measures are equally important to mom-and-pop stores and major retail chains, but smaller operations may lack the resources to hire a full-time security professional. Here, author Liz Martinez focuses on smaller and less sophisticated retailers that have little or no corporate loss prevention support.
11/16/2007 - 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.
11/13/2007 - More than 635,000 complaints were made in 2004 to Consumer Sentinel, a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint database. Of these, 61 percent represented fraud, and the remainder identity theft.
11/08/2007 - 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.