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Thursday, July 23, 2015

eBay + Fraud + Whatajoke...

First off, thank you to the 72,000 people who have stopped by our blog since we went live. We appreciate your time.

I was one of those people who wanted a first glance at a Apple Watch so I pre-ordered one.  I received it timely and used it for about 5 weeks. Not seeing the need or what it had to offer, I decided to sell it.

I checked Craigslist but, did not see many posted so I explored using eBay.  I have an account there and thought it might be a safe way to sell the item.  WRONG !!!!!

The first time I listed the watch, it was set to bid for 7 days. One person bid twice and was the highest.  The bid closed and the person never responded to my emails or made payment.  Two days later I received an email from eBay saying the buyer was not a registered eBay purchaser. Really?  Doesn't eBay have some form of verification process in place to screen fraudulent buyers? Guess not !!!

So, I decided to list the watch again with a bid and price to purchase.  It sold very quickly to a buyer who was listed as a "positive" buyer.  Communication from the buyer started to look suspicious. Emails from PayPal were not worded in the format I would expect, demands were made for over-night shipping etc.  I called eBay and after pushing my way to a supervisor was told that I should not ship the watch.  Really?  Why didn't eBay's system catch this?  Why did I have to call to get a warning flag?

Last time...I posted the watch and it again sold quickly.  Same bogus emails, same pushing for over-night shipping etc.

It is obvious to me there is NO seller protection at eBay.  Fraud is rampant with little protection for the consumer.  I'm sure there are many legitimate transactions every day but, this experience has showed me eBay lacks the systems to protect transactions, they are unable to screen purchasers timely and their customer service to handle calls is weak at best.

What does one learn here?  Let the Buyer and Seller BEWARE !!!!

Anyone want to purchase a Apple Watch?  42mm Stainless Steel with black band...email me at trainlp@gmail.com

Have a great balance of the week.

Steve


LPDT, LLC offers the only E-Learning training for Retail Loss Prevention at www.LossPreventionAcademy.com. In addition,we offer a FREE job and resume posting board for Loss Prevention at www.LPjobsFREE.com. Check out our awareness posters for shortage and safety at www.LPPosters.com. You can follow us on Twitter under LPACADEMYcom and Facebook under Loss Prevention Academy.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Loss Prevention Practices

Loss prevention Practices: Internal & External Theft and Administrative errors...
Inventory shrinkage is not acceptable in any condition. It causes losses in your business as a result of which you have to face many issues. Due to this, you annual budget shrinks and so are the plans for your growth. To combat the problem, the store owner needs a loss prevention plan that focuses on identifying the causes of inventory shrinkage.

Let’s peek in a few significant loss prevention practices that you can comply to:
Putting a stop to employee theft
Whether an employee is stealing the cash or making a receipt for less, it is the biggest issue to address.
Strategies to work on:
•        Develop a fraud avoidance plan. It clarifies the staff members that you are not going to be lenient for such instances. It should include pre-employment background checks and regular updating of the computer passwords.
•        Ensure you perform a detailed background check on job applicants. Speak to their previous employers. Also, look at their records. If you find any inconsistency in their application, reject them.
•        Once you hire them, well verse them with the company’s policies and procedures. They must know that you have a strict approach towards such incidents and would not spare the one responsible for theft or mishandling of inventory.
•        If you have other businesses to handle, make sure you make unscheduled inspections to the store. Check accounts and sales on the regular basis.
How to stop external theft?
Retail stores also face the issue of shoplifting. Let’s have a look at a few guidelines that can help you curb it.
•        Greet each customer who walks into the store. Make sure you have enough staff members to greet and help them. It warns the shoplifters that the operators are aware of their presence.
•        During peak hours, ensure all your staff is present in the shop.
•        Do not let them take more than two dresses at a time in the dressing room. There must be helpers available outside the try chambers. It will help you curb such instances.
•        Install mirrors throughout the shop. It makes them feel watched.
•        Also, post warning signs all over. It could be as simple as shoplifting is a crime or offenders will be punished.
Other causes of potential loss
You may also face loss due to vendor error. You can prevent it doing truck and delivery audits. Administrative errors can occur due to a simple pricing mistake. Account reviews can help you put a stop to such errors.
Have a great week...

Steve

LPDT, LLC offers the only E-Learning training for Retail Loss Prevention at www.LossPreventionAcademy.com.  Check out our awareness posters for shortage and safety at www.LPPosters.com. You can follow us on Twitter under LPACADEMYcom and Facebook under Loss Prevention Academy.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

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LPDT, LLC offers the only E-Learning training for Retail Loss Prevention at www.LossPreventionAcademy.com.  Check out our awareness posters for shortage and safety at www.LPPosters.com. You can follow us on Twitter under LPACADEMYcom and Facebook under Loss Prevention Academy.

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