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.
03/27/2008 - A bill (A.B. 488) introduced in the Wisconsin Assembly would prohibit the sale of consumer goods equipped with RFID tags unless the seller renders the tags inoperable before the consumer takes possession of the items.