SafeCity Network Crime Alert: Counterfeit banknotes on the rise

Retailers have reported a rise in the frequency and quality of counterfeit bank notes. The busy Christmas shopping season...

Retailers have reported a rise in the frequency and quality of counterfeit bank notes. The busy Christmas shopping season is prime time for counterfeit notes to pass through without detection as staff don't have the time to check. Though fake $50 notes remain the most popular, with the release of...

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SafeCity Network: Shoplifting and drug- or alcohol-affected antisocial behaviour becoming the norm?

The National Retail Association recently visited two major inner-city suburban street precincts and found vastly different retailer sentiment towards...

The National Retail Association recently visited two major inner-city suburban street precincts and found vastly different retailer sentiment towards crime and customer aggression. Precinct A: Retailers believe their close proximity to Centrelink, probation and parole offices, multiple employment agencies and a methadone clinic can be linked to their rampant shoplifting...

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Message from the CEO: 8 August 2017

The retail sector is showing signs of recovery after a relatively flat year. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) trade...

The retail sector is showing signs of recovery after a relatively flat year. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) trade figures released Thursday have revealed a 0.3 per cent increase in June to $26.15 billion seasonally adjusted. Retail sales have now risen for three consecutive months, with June’s higher than the...

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Message from the CEO: 12 December 2016

Earlier in the week, GDP figures were released for the September quarter which showed a contraction of 0.5 per...

Earlier in the week, GDP figures were released for the September quarter which showed a contraction of 0.5 per cent for the Australian economy.While it certainly isn’t time to hit the panic buttons just yet, this should serve as a reminder to all of us in the retail industry...

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Businesses warned to be wary of counterfeit cash

UPDATE: In the last 24 hours, the National Retail Association has heard from members right across Australia, not just...

UPDATE: In the last 24 hours, the National Retail Association has heard from members right across Australia, not just Queensland, with sightings of counterfeit $50 and $100 notes in Victoria and New South Wales. We urge all retailers to inform your staff, read our tips below, and to inform...

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