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16 Ways to Stay Alert for Check & Credit Card Fraud

Posted by Logan Moore on Jul 21, 2017 10:05:00 AM

Individuals looking to carry out fraud using checks or credit cards to steal jewelry will attempt to make their transactions with jewelers appear authentic. To earn your trust and get you to lower your guard, they’ll spin tall tales about graduations, gifts that need to be purchased in a rush, or gifts being shipped to soldiers overseas.

Of course, you always want to provide exemplary customer service and to make sales — but it pays to remain wary. Take these precautions before accepting a check or credit card transaction:

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Topics: Data / Computer

Jewelry Crime Report: Widespread Scams Targeting Jewelers

Posted by Logan Moore on Jul 12, 2017 2:29:00 PM

 

Crime Reported No Crime Reported

Have you ever received a suspicious phone call or email from an unfamiliar person who requests jewelry to be shipped overnight?

This scenario may seem fraudulent as you read it or hear about it, but given the right context, the person on the other end can sound quite convincing. Lately, the Jewelers' Security Alliance has been alerted to numerous incidents of fraudulent activity where criminals know a great deal about the businesses they are calling and the companies they claim to represent.

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Topics: Jewelry Crime Report

How to Make a Disaster Plan For Your Jewelry Business

Posted by Logan Moore on Jun 28, 2017 12:40:00 PM

Jewelry trade shows and wedding season aren't the only signs that summer is here. Severe storms and natural disasters become widespread once temperatures start rising.

Unlike winter storms, every area in North America can be impacted by severe weather in the summer and the damages can be much more catastrophic.

Hurricanes are just the tip of the iceberg, too. Floods, wildfires, tornadoes, and damage from wind, hail, and lightning as a result of thunderstorms can wreak havoc on homes and businesses.

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Topics: Severe Weather, Staff Procedures

Jewelers Block Insurance: Recognizing the Top Agents in the Industry

Posted by Logan Moore on Jun 13, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Jewelers block insurance is one of the most complex coverages available in the insurance marketplace.

Because jewelry businesses are so one-of-a-kind, it’s especially difficult to find an agent who is truly an expert in the industry. Like any talented professional, expertise can only take an insurance agent so far. Without offering dedication and committment to the specific needs of each and every jeweler an agent represents, extensive jewelers block insurance experience loses some of its value.

Reaching the pinnacle of unrivaled knowledge and unwavering support is rare, but Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has been seeking out agents who meet this profile since 1913. Every agent representing Jewelers Mutual today fulfills these values and each year those who standout are recognized for their achievements.

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Topics: Coverage

Jewelry Crime Report: Robberies Make Headlines in May

Posted by Logan Moore on Jun 8, 2017 10:27:50 AM
Crime Reported No Crime Reported

Just when it appeared that there might be a lull in brazen robberies targeting jewelers, the past two months have witnessed notable violent crimes.

Unfortunately, thefts also remain prevalent and burglaries have risen too. With the occurrence of these recent crimes, the overall trend in the industry does not appear to be slowing down. Therefore, jewelers should take extra precaution as a mix of robberies, burglaries, and thefts continues to affect their businesses across the United States and Canada.

After all, many crimes can be partially mitigated or completely prevented by optimizing security features and procedures. 

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Topics: Jewelry Crime Report

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