The Weekly Review: Episode 42 with Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D’Onofrio, Tom Meehan

This podcast originally appears in the LPRC website.

523 retail fatalities in 2020. 19% of total retail sales took place online. Our co-hosts discuss the D&D Retail Violent Fatalities report, global consumer trends, vaccine misinformation, upcoming LPRC initiatives, zero-day flaws, Ohio’s unemployment office data breach, and much more in this week’s episode.

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The Weekly Review: Episode 41 with Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D’Onofrio, Tom Meehan

This podcast originally appears in the LPRC website.

Tune in for this week’s quick update – our co-hosts discuss pool testing, Operation Warp Speed, Deloitte’s retail industry outlook, tech companies need to evolve, subscription services in retail, fake vaccine scams, global data breaches, and much more.

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Work From Home Hack

You may not have your dual monitor set up while working from home, but you can easily use your single monitor’s real estate more efficiently if you are a Microsoft Windows user. When you have multiple items open right click on the task bar and select “show windows side by side”. This is a quick and easy way to make more useable space.

The Irrational Fear of Cash and the Risks for Retail

This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine.

By Tom Meehan, CFI, and Jessica Pohlen

Across the country, it feels like there is a push from retailers to eliminate cash. We see signs saying “exact change only” posted at cash registers due to the nationwide coin shortage, and there are even marketing efforts with the slogan “contactless payment options now available” popping up in commercials. Business owners are all too familiar with the challenges of accepting cash. Making sure you have the proper float for your employees, coordinating cash-in-transit (CIT) pick-ups, and reconciling point-of-sale (POS) data with bank deposit information can be difficult, not to mention the risk of internal shrink. Add on the recent and exponential growth in public concerns about the safety of using cash at all, and cash management really has become a challenge, rather than a solution.

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The Weekly Review: Episode 40 with Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D’Onofrio, Tom Meehan

This podcast originally appears in the LPRC website.

On this week’s episode, our co-hosts discuss LPRC updates, false-flag operations, the COVID-19 vaccine black market, violent civil unrest, the Capitol, paid agitators, 2021 technology trends & predictions, and much more.

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The Danger of Misinformation on Social Media

This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine.

With the presidential election looming over our heads in recent months, it’s not too surprising to see that the news cycle has become hyper focused on anything to do with the election. And it’s not just the basics of a political election in the United States: the media has become dominated by topics like right-wing politics, antifa, protests, and the many political buzzwords that have suddenly become part of our everyday vocabulary.

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The Weekly Review: Episode 39 with Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D’Onofrio, Tom Meehan

This podcast originally appears in the LPRC website.

Vaccination “waitlist” scams are emerging. Black Friday foot traffic down more than 52%. On this week’s episode, our co-hosts discuss these topics and much more, including COVID-19 vaccine developments, updates on the Russian state-sponsored hack, the number of security cameras deployed around the world, the increase in e-commerce sales & returns, and consumer trends of 2020.

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