TAMPA, FL May 29, 2014 – Kevin Connell, chairman of AccuScreen.com, will demonstrate the advanced Internet research and investigative skills that are essential for all loss prevention professionals, especially for those that investigate fraud and theft, during the National Retail Federation Loss Prevention Conference and Expo June 12 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Having advanced Internet research and investigative skills are an essential requirement at all levels of loss prevention. Many valuable sources of Intel are unknown and untapped by loss prevention professionals who simply “don’t know what they don’t know.”

Connell will reveal today’s most current, comprehensive and cutting-edge Internet research techniques. Being unfamiliar with these techniques can result in many valuable sources of intelligence going unknown and untapped. The fact is, acquiring useful and relevant Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) requires much more than just the ability to surf the Web.

“Finding the right information for retailers isn’t simply a matter of entering a magical keyword or phrase into Google and abracadabra, you found exactly what you needed,” Connell said. “Most people are searching the Web like they did five or ten years ago, they simply don’t know what they don’t know about online searching. I’ll show attendees how to go off the beaten path and develop a new range of powerful skill sets. My goal is to make attendees more effective and efficient online.”

Attendees will learn how to:
– Conduct due diligence using the Internet
– Find more information in less time when online
– Create advanced searches on the Web
– Research public record sources
– Analyze information and distinguish between the useful and useless

Attendees will leave with:
– Renewed confidence in their Internet search know-how
– The ability to find more useful and relevant information in less time
– An advanced ability to conduct Web searches that are legal and compliant

This how-to presentation will explain the step-by-step procedures required in conducting searches. Ultimately, the ability to find deep and hidden websites that return key intelligence while being in compliance with the law and privacy consideration is a necessary skill for Loss Prevention professionals.

As an added bonus, Connell will be co-presenting with Kereakos Zuras, President of Convenience Marketing and Owner of Mid-Atlantic Franchises (BP, Sunoco, and Subway) and former Advisor to George W. Bush. Zuras will be providing personal insights from the day-to-day retail business aspect, recounting many incidents of fraud and theft he himself has dealt with over the years. Zuras speaks across the country before various industries and is featured regularly on Fox News Channel, Fox and Friends, Fox News HQ and Fox News Live, providing powerful unique insight on business, political and government related issues.

Registration is open to all. Full Conference registration includes all educational sessions, networking events and access to the Expo Hall. A Free Expo Pass is also available to retailers and law enforcement professionals.

About Kevin Connell
Kevin Connell is the CEO and Founder of AccuScreen.com, a global background screening firm headquartered in Tampa, Florida. He served as Director on the first Board of Directors of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). Mr. Connell is recognized for his expertise on employee screening, criminal background checks, advanced internet research and open source intelligence. He has provided research and testimony as an expert witness in court cases. He was on the adjunct faculty of the University of South Florida for over a decade. He has spoken at numerous business, security and human resources conferences, including twice providing testimony before the Florida Supreme Court. He is widely quoted, is a published author, and has been featured on television, including Fox News and ABC News. Connell’s business experience spans over a quarter of a century.

About AccuScreen.com
Established 20 years ago in 1994, AccuScreen.com has been an industry pioneer and leader in employment background screening, specializing in criminal background checks. Its reports are delivered to companies across the world accurately and quickly with turnaround times from instantly to 72 hours.

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