Category Archives: Privacy and Identity Theft Issues

There are many privacy and identity theft issues to consider in retailing.

Retailers: Beware of Ransomware

The term “ransom” has been around for hundreds of years and is best described as a way to redeem someone from captivity, bondage, detention, etc., by paying a demanded price. Today, we have another destructive variation of the word ransom … Continue reading

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How Small Retailers Can Combat Fraud

Want to reduce your exposure to fraud? Take a look at this video from American Express.    

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The Science (?) of Retail Security

As been been reported so many times, retail security — both in-store and online — has become a major issue for millions of companies around the world. (see, for example, 1, 2, 3) Very recently, EarthLink noted this about security: “Our … Continue reading

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2016: Most Ethical Retail Firms According to Ethisphere Institute

There are various reports about the most ethical firms in the world. One of the most comprehensive such reports is compiled by the Ethisphere® Institute. According to its Web site: “The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and … Continue reading

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What Happens to Our Privacy If a Company Is Sold?

Most of us are not fully aware of the privacy policies and rules that go into effect if a company sold is sold or goes into bankruptcy. Suppose we signed up for a Web site that had specific restrictions on … Continue reading

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Video Tips: How to Be Safer Online

Although it’s nearly possible to totally protect ourselves (whether a person or a business) against identity theft and an invasion of our online privacy by hackers, there are several things that we can do to make it tougher for hackers … Continue reading

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Fighting Credit Card Fraud

Credit card fraud costs retailers, consumers, banks, and credit card firms billions and billions of dollars worldwide — and that only includes the fraud we know about, not the fraud that goes unreported. This post focuses on online credit card … Continue reading

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