Photo by Jlgoldpalace Distractions come in many shapes, but the important point to remember is the idea behind it. The instant a salesperson’s guard is let down, a switch or concealment of merchandise can occur. A woman drops her purse,… Continue reading
Photo by Glenn Lovelady Before showing a piece of jewelry or a loose stone, always loupe it to (1) make sure it’s the correct piece as described and (2) to re-identify it after the customer is finished viewing it. If… Continue reading
Image by Dorotafreitag This only scratches the surface of potential hazards, most of which can be avoided by alert awareness. For more valuable diamonds, showing “by appointment” is recommended. If a person doesn’t want to give out a telephone number, be suspicious.
A referral from a past customer is always a positive sign of legitimacy, but it is certainly not fool-proof. The crook may have just met this past customer recently and sees it as an invitation to get in the door.
The safest customer is obviously a repeat who has been in and out for years with no problems. Occasionally a story surfaces about a well-dressed customer who makes several purchases over the course of weeks or months, gaining the confidence… Continue reading
The most dangerous types of thieves are armed robbers. Your cooperation will probably keep you alive since most of the time, they wear ski masks or disguises of some type and have no interest in pulling the trigger. Many times… Continue reading
Photo by I. BrokenSphere Before choosing an alarm/security system, talk to the insurance company to determine the type of system you will need and what type of premium discounts will accompany upgraded choices in hardware. The basics should include a… Continue reading
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Photo by Mark Somma Safes are rated as to threat resistance, and typically, the insurable amount of the goods contained in the safe will go higher as the rating increases. The insurance company will require a U.L. rated safe, as… Continue reading