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The North American Fraud Awards 2018 Shortlist announced…

We have received an impressive number of entries for the inaugural North American Fraud Awards 2018.

The standard of entries has been extremely high, and competition fierce. However, after careful consideration the international panel of judges has drawn up a list of finalists, with winners and runners-up being announced at the North American Fraud Awards Gala Dinner on 17th May at The Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas. This event will follow Retail Risk – Dallas 2018 and will celebrate the very best individual and team performances, innovative new products, winning industry strategies and of course crown the “LP Director of The Year.” The Awards Dinner promises to be an outstanding industry evening and superb networking opportunity.

Our thanks go to the judges for their collective wisdom and efforts in reaching consensus to achieve this impressive shortlist. See our judges panel here…

And our thanks also go to The ai Corporation, sponsors of the North American Fraud Awards 2018. Without their commitment and support these Awards would simply not be possible.

Celebrate your success at the Fraud Awards Gala Dinner

On the May 17 in Dallas the winners will be revealed at the Fraud Awards Gala Dinner Evening. There guests enjoy a champagne reception followed by an outstanding three course meal with champagne and fine wines before the Awards themselves get underway.

The organisers are keen, even in the first year, to put on a show with visually exciting staging and a professional emcee.The night is invariably full of drama and excitement as Awards are received, speeches made and photographs taken. After the winners have been announced there is further time to enjoy the company of fellow professionals either over a glass of wine or on the dancefloor with our live DJ playing great music until early morning hours.

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This award recognises the most exciting new vendor or solution to enter the retail risk and loss prevention arena, supplying any part of the risk and loss prevention industry. To qualify the solution or company must have launched within the last two years.

The shortlist

STplus1 – Retailers Advantage
The SlideTag – Sekura
ALTO Alliance™ – ALTO U.S.
Advisory Group – Sapphire Risk
Jarloc – GCS (GB) Ltd
Smart Product Protection – Noccela


Here judges are looking for innovative approaches to an existing, tried and tested solution or genre. The solution can either be from a vendor, or be an in-house retailer solution.

The shortlist

The BoxGrip SR – Sekura
The Sensormatic Synergy Storefront Series – Tyco Retail Solutions
ID-150 RevealID – Fraudfighter.com
Edge Protect – Pivot3
Face Recognition – Arteco
ICH – Volumatic


Here judges are looking for innovative approaches to an existing, tried and tested solution or genre. The solution can either be from a vendor, or be an in-house retailer solution.

The shortlist

ReD Shield with ReDi – ACI
Tactical Chargeback Representment – Chargebacks911
Integrated Solution Suite – Ethoca
Cloud Searching Dashboard – Oncam & VAS
SmartRule™ – The ai Corporation


The judges will be looking for a vendor who consistently goes over and above the role of ‘just’ being a supplier, vendor of the year will acknowledge those vendors who form tangible and lasting partnerships with their retail clients.

The shortlist

Emailage Corporation
Think LP
The ai Corporation
Quatrro Processing Services


At one end of the spectrum we have Crime Partnerships, through to Commercial Data Sharing Partnerships and even Partnerships with local Police forces. At the other, a few neighbourhood retailers working together to combat crime. What the judges are looking for here is real, tangible business benefits resulting from genuine collaboration along with a clear ROI, tangible business benefits and an invaluable service. This category is open for both retailers and vendors to enter.

The shortlist

ALTO Alliance™
Verizon & Erie County Sheriff’s Dept.
Tally Bonlender and Michael Connors of EZCORP
FICO partnership with Shop Direct – retail fraud solution
Oncam/EZUniverse 360-degree POS Solution
Quatrro Processing Services


The judges are looking to recognise the success of an outstanding individual who has made a positive contribution to the bottom line performance and overall loss prevention landscape within their place of work, this winner does not need to be work full time in risk management, but could be a from another discipline but who really ‘gets’ risk and as such has made a significant difference, either financially or culturally within their place of work. This category is open for both retailers and vendors to enter.

The shortlist

Brian Wildman – Compass Group NA
Ashley Fernando  Toys R Us
Maurizio Scrofani – Alto


Often the unsung heroes of the Profit Protection Team, the judges are looking to recognise outstanding Regional or Divisional Heads who provide both their stores with genuine support and guidance in the fight against retail risk, fraud and loss prevention, but who also get the bigger companywide aims and objectives and as such bring genuine value and benefit to their company and wider network.

The shortlist

Christopher Walter – Circle K
Juan Interiano – Dick’s Sporting Goods
Bryan LeFebvre – Stage Stores
Jeff Meyer – Victoria’s Secret
Alycia Taylor – Abercrombie & Fitch


Formerly LP Team of the year but rebranded to reflect the dynamic nature of our industry, this Award recognises the Profit Protection team that undertook that difficult technology role out that was delivered in record time, or that enthused a whole company to ‘think shrink’. This Award is a real pat on the back for whole team – the name says it all.

The shortlist

The Digital Loss Prevention Team – Dick’s Sporting Goods
Abercrombie & Fitch
adidas Global Profit Protection – adidas


Each year the judges will induct one person into the Retail Risk ‘Hall of Fame’ – this person will be someone whom the judges feel has contributed above and beyond to the cause of retail fraud, risk and loss prevention.

This award will be announced on the night of the Awards.


The judges are looking for outstanding contribution from one individual. That could be in the face of difficult trading conditions, or the implementing of challenging new strategies and technologies. The winner of this prestigious award will be recognised by his or her peers as being at the pinnacle of modern retail risk and loss prevention and a leader in their field.

The shortlist

David Lund – Dick’s Sporting Goods
Scott McBride – American Eagle Outfitters
Jake Gillette – Dick’s Sporting Goods
Ray Masouleh – Gulf Marketing Group
Tim Moore – Swarovski

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