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Source Tag Deactivation Tool

Submitted by Sh0plyft3r in Shoplifting (edited )

Most source tags are AM Tags (Acousto-Magnetic) which are the 1/4” x 1-1/2” long white strips you often see on packages.

When the tags are placed inside the packaging by the manufacturer, they are always placed near the barcode on the box. This is because when the cashier scans the barcode, they also can deactivate the tag inside.

These tags are deactivated by demagnetizing them. The included link is to a demagnetizer that you can find at Home Depot near the screwdrivers.

To deactivate a source tag, all you have to do is rub the side that says “Demagnetize” all over and around the barcode.

To activate a tag (something you shouldn’t need to do), just rub the magnetize side in the same area.

WARNING: If you rub the “magnetize” side on the packaging, it will NOT deactivate the tag.

If the tag is a RF Tag ( the metal coil-looking circuit), this will not deactivate it. Although these tags are much more rare as source tags.

Image Link: https://s22.postimg.cc/t11ojtai9/7_BE2_A7_FE-127_F-4659-9547-4828903_D379_B.jpg

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Drshoplifter wrote

keep in mind the alarm at the door is a deterrent. theyll yell at you to stop if it goes off and you ignore it but they cant detain you. they'd be fired for that even if you do have stolen merchandise.

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

Making a stop without all of their steps is risky, but if they are right, they most likely wouldn’t be fired. I’m not sure where you are getting your info on that.

Not to mention, even if they did get fired, you’d still be charged if you actually committed theft. Wildcard LP do exist. They don’t follow the rules. They don’t always last in the business, but if they can show you stolenfrom them, it won’t matter to the cops if they followed internal procedure.

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

This tool is excellent on Blu Rays and DVDs. Just rub it on the back near the barcode, conceal, and walk out confident that it isn’t going to set off any unwanted alarms.

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Drshoplifter wrote

Thanks for this, this will help a lot of newb shoplifters at least deactivate tags that they're unable to find

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

I’m going to start sharing a lot of tips and tools with everyone here. Things that may not be common knowledge, but that LP won’t be able to stop.

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Drshoplifter wrote

pepper spray works great. once the alarm went off at walmart, and this dumbass manager comes up to me and im pretty sure he was about to restrain me. management isn't trained and doesn't know that the alarm is not enough evidence to detain someone. i sprayed him and his partner and theres no way they could chase after me. they were completely disabled. They probably called the police and reviewed the cam to find that i haven't even done so much as select merchandise on camera. I had it hidden under the bottom shelf on a blind isle and concealed right after i selected it.

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Drshoplifter wrote

I try my best to do that too. mainly with the methods i use. I did lp at walmart and i know for sure they cant stop me when i lift. id keep walking if they did maybe even pepper spray or tase them if they got aggressive or tried to restrain me. because i know they dont have that proof. I could just claim self defense.

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

It’s not self defense if they have the legal right to stop anyone they suspect of shoplifting (they do have that right) and you pepper spray them. That turns a simple theft charge into felony battery.

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Megalomaniac wrote

Not seeing a link other than the image link which no longer works, but basically this is the same thing yeah? Think it's strong enough? And on any dual-use magnet/demagnet just to be extra safe could one cut it in half to seperate?