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News and coverage of security threats from in-store related theft involving employees, shop-lifting and organized crime, as well as digital issues related to cybersecurity, data breaches and theft.

FBI: Social, search platforms linking consumers to fraud sites

Fraudsters are pulling off e-commerce scams using popular social media platforms and search engines.

The holidays are coming early – is your enterprise ready?

COVID-19 is reshaping the 2020 holiday shopping season, and retailers need to prepare with technology.

eBay is partnering with a technology provider founded by an NFL legend to ensure the authenticity of sports memorabilia sold on its site.

Amazon’s cloud computing platform is managing the process of detecting potential online fraud events.

Legislation has been introduced that targets organized retail crime and would shed light on certain sellers by requiring online retailers to verify high-volume sellers.


Retail shrink  totaled $61.7 billion in 2019, up from $50.6 billion the year before, amid rising employee theft, shoplifting and organized retail crime (ORC). That’s according to the annual National Retail Security Survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Retailers experienced increased online and e-commerce fraud volumes and monetary losses correlating to a mass shift to online and mobile transactions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gavel striking

On June 30, 2020—just one day before the most comprehensive privacy law in the United States became enforceable—California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released an alert reminding his state’s residents of their rights under that law, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). The ale

Amazon is attempting to make it more difficult for fraudulent third-party sellers to conduct transactions on its U.S. e-commerce site.

Hackers sponsored by the government of North Korea are reportedly stealing payment card data from customers of U.S. e-commerce retailers.

Amazon is creating a new team dedicated to preventing the sale of fraudulent items on its platform.

Mastercard symbol

Amazon customers in 12 countries will have their stored card credentials tokenized by Mastercard. Tokenization replaces a consumer’s physical card number with a token, which is payment information unique to each individual transaction that can be used only by the merchant requesting it.

eBay sign

Six former eBay security personnel, including two high-level executives, are accused of conspiring against a Massachusetts couple who criticized the company online. According to the Boston Globe, James Baugh, former eBay senior director of safety & security, David Harville, former eBay direc

Amazon social distance solution

Amazon is rolling out a new solution that provides employees live feedback on their distance from other workers. The e-tail giant is introducing an in-house-developed technology that applies artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to the camera footage in its buildings to help sit

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