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  • Investigating in Facebook and other Parlor Tricks

    By Curtis Baillie - Friday April 16, 2010
    Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM has written an article that appears in the recent issue of Loss Prevention magazine. No matter there are thousands of social networks spanning corporate worlds, embedded in geographic regions, or focused in cultural norms to...
  • How litigation shapes retailers' security and loss prevention strategies

    By Curtis Baillie - Monday March 22, 2010
    I recently wrote a feature article for Security Technology Executive magazine titled, How litigation shapes retailers' security and loss prevention strategies . The article focuses on how civil litigation may affect retailer's security / loss...
  • "Flash Mob" Strikes Again in Philadelphia

    By Curtis Baillie - Monday March 22, 2010
    Once again flashmob voilence has struck Philadelphia. This is the 6th such event to hit Philly since last May and the City of Philadelphia seems powerless to stop it. According to the media, this latest mob was organized by Twitter messsages. A parent saw...
  • Commonsense Census Security

    By Curtis Baillie - Monday March 8, 2010
    There is concern about security with the 2010 Census. The concern is not about the form itself, but what happens if you ignore the form or fail to mail it back. In this day and age of identity theft Census official are warning people what may happen and...
  • Reason to Examine Your Bank Statements

    By Curtis Baillie - Tuesday March 2, 2010
    There is now more reason than ever to take a close look at your bank statement. A bank (I used to do business with) with branches in Pennsylvania is now charging their customers a $.35 "swipe fee" when they use their debit card. I check my on-line...
  • Retailers Selling Used Underwear?

    By Curtis Baillie - Tuesday March 2, 2010
    I saw an NBC News piece about retailers reselling used women's underwear. They did a "hidden camera" sting where they bought women's underwear in numerous retailers in the New York City area, removed all of the tags and protective strips and returned...
  • Labor Agency Cracks Down on Employee Misclassification

    By Curtis Baillie - Thursday February 18, 2010
    The Obama administration has earmarked $25 million for hiring 100 investigators to target employers who misclassify their workforce. The Independent-contractor definition saves companies big dollars because they do not provide benefits, withhold taxes...
  • Pending Changes to Rule 26 (Dalbert)

    By Curtis Baillie - Wednesday February 17, 2010
    There are some pending changes to Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Procedures.  Here's an article explaining the expected rules change which will have a major impact on expert witness' and attorneys. by Robert Ambrogi BullsEye: February 2010 IMS...
  • "Flash Mob" Violence

    By Curtis Baillie - Wednesday February 17, 2010
    According to Wikipedia a flash mob   is "a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place perform an unusual and pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse."  In Philadelphia the term Flash Mob is associated with...
  • 1982 Tylenol Product Tampering Murders Revisited

    By Curtis Baillie - Wednesday January 13, 2010
    (CNN) - The FBI announced Wednesday that it is working with Illinois state and local police to review evidence related to the 1982 Tylenol murders. "Further, given the many recent advances in forensic technology, it was only natural that a second look...