Report reveals retailers lost £3.4bn to retail crime last year

December 9, 2013 8:32 am

Shoplifting, employee and supplier fraud, organised retail crime and administrative errors cost the UK high street more than £3.4bn last year and lost retailers 1.2% of their sales, according to a new report. Retailers and supermarkets reported a surge in the theft of high […]

Theft In Logistics And Warehousing Sector

December 2, 2013 10:51 am

As the credit crunch tightens, requirement for investigations into workplace theft has increased dramatically. The logistics and warehousing industry is not alone in issues with employee theft but it is an area where thefts such as fuel and product are an issue. […]

Loss Prevention – Useful tips for handling internal investigations

December 2, 2013 10:35 am

Employee theft internal investigations, or ‘Internals’, are much more complicated than external theft cases. The damage an internal can do compared to an external means the case must be handled delicately. An investigator must pay attention to their personal activities […]

Effective Internal Investigation Process.

November 25, 2013 2:05 pm

Companies struggle to put in place an effective program for conducting internal investigation and meting out discipline.  One of the first questions which internal stakeholders struggle with is who is responsible for the internal investigation issue. Auditors claim they are […]

Cost of Cyber Crime in 2013

November 20, 2013 11:24 am

Larry Ponemon, Founder of Ponemon Institute, revield the critical results from a survey on British. French and German organizations. The survey shows clear differences  in security posture, costs, and fundamentals throughout each region. Over four year research was sponsored by […]

Compliance: Dealing with a fraud allegation

November 4, 2013 9:03 am

Building a culture of compliance can really pay off when it comes to trouble, such as an allegation of fraud. There are only two ways to hear about such allegations: directly from an employee or whistleblower, or indirectly ffom government body or […]

Banks under foreign exchange scrutiny – Compliance investigation.

November 1, 2013 11:42 am

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has suspended two traders in connection to a growing investigation into the possible manipulation of foreign exchange rates.Regulators in the United States, Asia and Europe are investigating possible manipulation of these benchmarks. Investigation Management system […]

Police Oracle: Supervisors course ‘to improve Undercover Operations’

October 31, 2013 9:19 am

A new training course will be given to aspiring chief officers to ensure they have the necessary skills to supervise undercover operations, the College of Policing has confirmed. The Chief Officers’ Authorising Officers course will become a prerequisite of the […]

Challenges of Accident and Incident Investigation

October 21, 2013 3:31 pm

Thorough accident and incident investigations can be one of the most valuable exercises that companies undertake, yet too few have policies and programs in place to carry them out. Many employers have not established comprehensive accident investigation policies. Even among […]

Rising Cost of Retail Crime

October 15, 2013 11:05 am

More effective engagement between the retail business community and UK authorities is required as retail crime continues to increase, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The industry trade association says that “serious, organised offending is pushing up the cost of […]