In this 7 part series our partners at Ridge Meadows RCMP will share Business Crime Prevention Tips prepared by the British Columbia Crime Prevention Association.
*Train staff to be vigilant and have regular meetings to reinforce attentiveness
*Have a staff member greet customers; shoplifters do not want to be noticed
*Assign a staff member to monitor fitting rooms closely
*Have staff members staple receipts to the outside of shopping bags
Be Aware of Shoplifting Behaviour
*Watch for customers with heavy clothing or who leave large bags on the floor when they are looking at merchandise
*Require customers to leave backpacks etc. at the entrance
*Watch for shoplifters working in pairs
Keeping Merchandise Safe
*Keep easily stolen items near the cash register
*Maximize your staff’s visibility of merchandise from the cash register
*Install mirrors in corners or install closed circuit television (CCTV) or a digital recorder (DVR)
*Secure back rooms and storage areas
*Display anti-theft signage – “Shoplifters will be prosecuted”
Stay tuned for the next tips on how to prevent Business Fraud.