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JAN-FEB 2019

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Organized Retail Crime in Idaho 3rd Annual Conference Washington Group Plaza, Boise orcaid.org CALENDAR January 13–15, 2019 National Retail Federation Retail Big Show Jacob Javits Center New York City nrfbigshow.nrf.com January 24, 2019 Cyber Security Summit: Silicon Valley DoubleTree by Hilton, San Jose, CA cybersummitusa.com February 13, 2019 Cyber Security Summit: Atlanta cybersummitusa.com February 24–27, 2019 Retail Industry Leaders Association LINK Retail Supply Chain Conference Gaylord Palms Resort Orlando, FL linkretailsupplychain.rila.org February 25–27, 2019 INNOVISION 2019 Wyndham Grand Orlando (FL) Resort Bonnet Creek innovisionconference.com March 6–7, 2019 International Supply Chain Protection Organization ISCPO Conference 7-Eleven Store Support Center Irving, TX iscpo.org March 18–21, 2019 Merchant Risk Council MRC Vegas 2019 Aria Resort and Casino Las Vegas, NV merchantriskcouncil.org April 2, 2019 Cyber Security Summit: Denver Hilton Denver City Center cybersummitusa.com April 2–4, 2019 International Association of Interviewers Elite Training Day Chico's Headquarters Fort Myers, FL w-z.com April 9–12, 2019 ISC West Sands Expo Las Vegas, NV iscwest.com April 25, 2019 Cyber Security Summit: Philadelphia Philadelphia Marriott Downtown cybersecuritysummit.com thinking about what this guy may need; he must be calling from a bank or some financial institution. Then he said something curious: "Do you sell exploding dye packs for clothes?" Hmmm, strange question. Me: Sir, are you part of a bank, or do you work for a retailer? Guy: Uhhhh, I was curious if you know of tags on clothes that have exploding ink. I saw a dude with ink on his hands and face, and I've never seen that before, you know, with clothing. Me: Well, sir, there are all kinds of different technologies out there. What exactly are you looking for? Guy: I shoplifted one time in the fitting room and saw the ink tag bust, and it didn't explode, so I'm wondering if you sell the exploding kind. Could you sell me one? Me: One tag? Guy: Yeah, so I can see it and see how it works. Me: Sir, are you a retailer? Guy: No, I just wanted to buy a couple of these tags. Me: Sir, I only sell to retailers, and it would be a much larger number than one tag. Guy: So if I find someone with a business license and call you back, will you sell to me? (people laughing in the background) Me: Good luck with that, sir. Have a good day. Guy: OK, I'll call you back. True story. I wanted to share this with the loss prevention community as it's a demonstration of the absolute lengths people will go to, but I also thought it might make you smile. I'd love to hear your crazy stories. If you have a good one, email me at stefanie.hoover@controltekusa.com. Who knows, you might give me ideas for my next blog. More on LossPreventionMedia.com For more original news content, see the following articles: ■ The Busiest Shopping Days Are Here: Top Tips to Prevent Holiday Shoplifting ■ Is Black Friday Turning Gray? ■ The Cost of Repeat Offenses by Consumer Shoplifters (sponsored by NASP) ■ UK Retailers Beef Up Employees' Ability to Help Combat Terrorism ■ Undercover Loss Prevention vs. Visible LP: Has the Debate Changed? ■ Physical Safety Barriers: Low Tech Can Be Highly Effective ■ How to Save Money on Retail Security Services—Without Hurting Relationships with Suppliers ■ Don't Get Stung by Fraudulent Returns This Holiday Season ■ Tis the Season—But This Time, without Toys"R"Us ■ Did Black Friday 2018 Meet Expectations ■ Winning the Ongoing Battle against Identity Theft ■ Violent Crime Prevention: Innovations from Anti-Violence Summits ■ Inaugural Anti-Counterfeiting Conference Focused on Cash Management LPM Voice ■ Will Retailers Push Past Frustration to Jump-Start the Future of Shoplifting Prevention continued from page 66 68 JANUARY–FEBRUARY 2019 | LOSSPREVENTIONMEDIA.COM

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