The Shoplifting Master List [New]

The New and Updated Shoplifting Master List


List is new and up to date as of: January 29th, 2019


For /f/Shoplifting - List of businesses and how easy they are to rip off. Created by u/thief.

International stores (UK/Canada) can be located below the US List. Some international stores may also be located in the United States. To avoid clutter, these stores may be located in the US list. Look for the (US/UK/CAN) tag if you cannot find a store in your country's list.

Do not edit this page without permission from u/thief, as your information may be false or obsolete. Any unauthorized edits will immediately be reverted and discarded. Small stores are not on this list, and lifting from mom/pop stores are discouraged anyways.

This list includes a difficulty rating out of 10. For example, if a store is a 1/10, it is easy, and if a store has a 10/10 rating, it is very difficult.

This list primarily focuses on stores inside the United States. Please note that individual stores may vary, and difficulty may also fluctuate depending on your skill level. It is suggested you only attempt lifting from stores within your skill level. LP's job is to prevent theft, and company policy may be broken, and often times is.


Abercrombie & Fitch: (4/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present in moderate amounts although not actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: A&F does not have active LP, but employees may act if necessary. Staff infrequently counts fitting room items.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are present.
  • Tagging: Tagging is frequent.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Concealing in fitting rooms is not suggested as they do count although infrequently.

Academy Sports: (5/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present and not actively monitored. Some stores have few amounts of cameras.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is often times employed.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are present, and fluctuates depending on how many cameras your store has.
  • Tagging: Tagging is infrequent, but is also dependent on how high your store's shrink rate is. If your store is high shrink, they will tag or lock down most of their higher end products well. It is suggested to find a store that is not high shrink.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Concealing and leaving works the best.

Adidas: (7/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present in moderate amounts.
  • Loss Prevention: Adidas does not have LP, but employees may act as one and are inclined to prevent theft.
  • Blind Spots: Adidas does not have cameras in every aisle, so several blind spots are present.
  • Tagging: Tagging is very frequent and typically efficient.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Walkouts are not suggested as tagging is very frequent.

Aeropostale: (3/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are of few amounts, often times far from each other, and never actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed. Employees do not chase and do not prosecute. Staff have very little LP training, and no one is dedicated to loss prevention. Many times they don't do much about even obvious shoplifting other than calling mall security.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are present all around the store, and dressing room items are not counted, making it a great blind spot for concealment.
  • Tagging: Often times, tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Very easy store. Concealing and walkouts are both easy to do.

ALDI (US/UK): (7/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present in fluctuating amounts. Some stores may have few, while some may have one down every aisle. This is dependent on your store. May be monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is employed in great amounts and is often good at their job.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are present but the amount depends on the camera coverage of your store.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Conceals may be risky depending on your store's cameras. The fewer the better, but take use of blind spots. Walkouts are a smart option as well, but may be risky as all registers are near the door. Choose a method that works for your store's situation.

American Eagle: (6/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present, but are not typically actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist, but employees may act, but the only measure they will usually take is calling the police or mall security. Will not chase.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are present but may be hard to find. Fitting room is negligent, as employees will count fitting room items and they are locked until requested.
  • Tagging: Tagging is frequent.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Walkouts are not suggested as tagging is very frequent.

Apple: (5/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras may be present in certain stores. Not actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist. Employees enjoy giving customer service, and often use this as a way to deter theft.
  • Blind Spots: Apple Stores are usually compact and offer very little to no spots to conceal in private. Once employees and customers are away or not looking at you, then you may conceal smaller electronics.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist. However, high end electronics may be tracked and blacklisted by their serial numbers.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Walkouts would be your best bet. Apple is a surprisingly easy store to do if you know what you're doing. Airpods resell for good value, and resell quickly.

Armani: (8/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present and actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist, but the staff-customer ratio is low. Employees are essentially omnipresent and will follow customers around.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots exist but will be hard to get around as the cameras are monitored and you will be followed around.
  • Tagging: Tagging is present.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Concealment is not suggested. Walkouts may be your best bet, but your picture will be taken from security cameras.

Banana Republic: (7/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present and frequently monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist, but staff are usually very dedicated.
  • Blind Spots: Your best bet for a blind spot would be in a dressing room.
  • Tagging: Tagging is very frequent and efficient; dressing rooms are suggested.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Walkouts are not suggested as tagging is very frequent.

Barnes & Noble: (4/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present but not frequently monitored, but may be checked after a theft has occurred. Cameras are usually not present in the kids section.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist. Store managers are the only ones who can engage shoplifters, and will customer service you very frequently if they suspect you. Will not chase, but will call from the door to come back if caught. If you refuse they will try to get your license plate number. If you are being followed, employees will back off every couple of minutes to allow you to dump the merchandise.
  • Blind Spots: Your best bet for a blind spot would be in the kids section. Cameras are not usually monitored however.
  • Tagging: Tagging is present in all items $40 or more. Some items such as journals and art supplies are never tagged.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Concealing would be your best bet.

Bath & Body Works: (3/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras may not exist but can be present though not frequently monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist, and most employees are concentrated at counters, however a greeter is almost always present that assists customers with questions. Does not prosecute. Will call mall security and will let them decide if the police will be called.
  • Blind Spots: Stores are small, but if your store has cameras they are not frequently monitored. Blind spots exist.
  • Tagging: Tagging is very infrequent.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Some items may be too large or bulky to conceal, so this store is mostly good for small lifts and then immediately leaving, however whatever method works for you will be beneficial.

Bed, Bath, and Beyond: (4/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present and usually monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP exists regionally.
  • Blind Spots: Tall shelves make concealment a lot easier, and open up blind spots.
  • Tagging: Tagging exists moderately frequently.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Tall shelves make concealment a lot easier than a walkout.

Belk: (8/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present and always monitored by loss prevention.
  • Loss Prevention: LP exists, and often Belk has above average security. They have no problem chasing and getting physical with shoplifters.
  • Blind Spots: Cameras are very frequent, leaving little blind spots.
  • Tagging: Tagging exists frequently.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Both options have their own risk. If you are caught doing both LP will take the same steps to apprehend you. However, a walkout may be smarter, so you can leave very quickly.

Best Buy: (7/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present and may be monitored at any time by LP.
  • Loss Prevention: Best Buy's LP is not as aggressive as people make them seem. They will apprehend you if you are caught concealing, will block the entrances if you try to leave when caught, and will try to get you into the back room for questioning. Staff can follow you into the restroom if you are suspected.
  • Blind Spots: Cameras are very prolific in Best Buy stores, and often times there are little blind spots. However, appliances are a good area for concealment.
  • Tagging: Tagging is very frequent and efficient as most electronics are expensive and high end.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Walkouts are not suggested, and concealment may be dangerous because of the cameras but is overall the less risky and smarter option. If you decide to walk out with an unconcealable item you will have one chance and one only and your picture will be taken from security cameras and distributed to other stores and potentially posted online. Best Buy is not as difficult as people make it seem.

Bloomingdales: (8/10)

  • Cameras: PTZ cameras exist and are actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: Bloomingdales has a team of professional LP who have had at least basic LP training. Will chase, fine, prosecute and ban.
  • Blind Spots: PTZ cameras make finding blind spots very difficult in this store.
  • Tagging: Does not usually tag. Bloomingdales has "b-tags", which are not meant for security, and should not be confused for one.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Concealment is a smarter move than a walkout, as there may be small windows where the camera is not monitored. A walkout may be smart if employees are distracted. Do what you think will work out.

Books-a-million: (2/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras have very good quality but are not actively monitored, they usually don't even record.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots exist frequently.
  • Tagging: Most books aren't tagged and some of the time the alarms are fake.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: This store is easy. Any method works. Remember to look for tags in between pages.

Burberry: (6/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP exists regionally and employees may act at their own discretion.
  • Blind Spots: The fitting room will be your best friend as items are not counted, so you may find a way to sneak multiple items into the dressing room, detag and conceal.
  • Tagging: Tagging is very frequent and the store uses Sensormatic SuperTags.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Concealing is your best option at this store.

Burlington: (6/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist, and they usually will not chase, but there are no policies set into place. Will always call the police and will usually ban.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots exist in moderate amounts.
  • Tagging: Tagging is frequent.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Concealment is the smarter option. Just remember to detag.

Carson's: (7/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP exist regionally, but have been slashed since Carson's was sold. Employees will call the police if they think you're concealing, even if you didn't.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots exist in moderate amounts.
  • Tagging: Tagging is infrequent outside of Illinois with the exception of most items over a few hundred bucks.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Concealing and walkouts have an even chance of succeeding or failing.

Chanel: (9/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present and always being monitored by an employee.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist, but employees are very dedicated.
  • Blind Spots: Blindspots are very infrequent or do not exist because stores are small.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist but you will be actively monitored.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: This store is very risky. Your best bet would be to grab and run, but even then that is not suggested at all. Your picture will be taken from security cameras. This is an expensive store and you will likely immediately hit the felony limit.

COACH: (9/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present and actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist but employees are dedicated.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are infrequent.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist but you are likely being monitored.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Concealment is not suggested. Walkouts are your best option, but your picture may be taken from security cameras.

Costco: (5/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are only near the registers.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist, but employees will call the police and prosecute if you are caught.
  • Blind Spots: Every other part of the store is a blind spot.
  • Tagging: Towers are not present, making any source tagging obsolete.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method is suggested, however Costco is a membership only store, so if you are caught they have your personal information in their database. Receipt checkers may make theft difficult, but remember you have every right to refuse a receipt check. You may also flash a fake receipt quickly.

CVS: (4/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are usually not monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP exists regionally, and usually work two 8 hour shifts per week. Employees cannot chase out of the store, but LP can confront you, and will only try to get your license plate.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are frequent.
  • Tagging: CVS usually fails to tag items that they would need tagged, but it can exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Concealment will be the smartest idea.

Dick's Sporting Goods: (6/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP exists and does a poor job, but security is focused near the firearms section.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are frequent across the store.
  • Tagging: Tagging is frequent.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: A lot of items may be too large to conceal on your person. Try to use a different method of concealment as it will be the most beneficial option.

Dillard's: (7/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP exists and a few are usually working. They sometimes employ plainclothes, so treat all customers as potential LP. Will chase, ban and prosecute. Will go hands on if a large lift is attempted.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are frequent as it is a large store.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any option works for this store, but just remember they will chase.

Dollar General: (2/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras exist but are not monitored frequently.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist.
  • Blind Spots: Cameras are infrequent and usually not monitored.. Blind spots are all over the store.
  • Tagging: Tagging may exist in high shrink stores. If your store has towers, assume items may be tagged.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method works as long as you play it smart.

Dollar Tree: (1/10)

  • Cameras: No cameras. Some stores have fake cameras.
  • Loss Prevention: No LP. Often times employees do not give a shit about theft as they aren't paid enough to care.
  • Blind Spots: The entire store is a blind spot as no cameras exist.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist as their products are very cheap.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method works, just refrain from concealing directly in front of employees or customers. Beginner level store.

Dunham's Sports: (5/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are typically only present near the gun area.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist, but employees may follow you around if they suspect you. If they approach you they will usually only approach you once, but may stick around fake fixing merchandise if they suspect you.
  • Blind Spots: The entire store besides the gun area will act as a blind spot.
  • Tagging: Tagging is very frequent on almost all clothing items and on some other items. Some expensive items may be source tagged by the manufacturer.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Walkouts are not suggested as tagging is frequent. Instead, detag and conceal.

Family Dollar: (2/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are very infrequent but can exist in some stores, but aren't frequently monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist. Often times there are less than 4 employees stationed.
  • Blind Spots: As cameras are infrequent and not frequently monitored or do not exist the entire store may act as a blind spot.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method works as long as you play it smart.

Five Below: (2/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are very few or may not exist.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist and they only really care about ORC and internal theft. Employees will likely not stop lifters, even if obvious, but may try to get a license plate or a picture of the suspect. Will call police after a shoplifter has left the store. Employees will always remain at the counter unless they are restocking.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are of great amounts and if your store has no cameras the entire store will act as one.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Very easy. Any method will work.

Finish Line/Footlocker: (5/10) It is the same situation in both stores.

  • Cameras: Cameras are present in both but not monitored. Only the cameras in back are monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP exists regionally and is called in after a theft has occurred. Employees will not chase but will ban, prosecute and will attempt to get a license plate number.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are frequent. It is suggested not to use the back area to conceal.
  • Tagging: Alarm tags do not exist. Ink tagging may exist by the store.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Stores are typically small and require employees to get specific shoes for you from the back. For this reason, concealing may be difficult, especially concealing a pair of shoes, so a walkout will be a smart idea if employees are distracted.

Food Lion: (4/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras exist and may be monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist and only managers are able to stop you. Will ban and may prosecute at their own discretion. Police will typically be called.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are frequent.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method works for this store. It is generally easy if you play it smart.

Gamestop: (6/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are very few (1-2 per store) and are not monitored and do not record.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist, but employees are usually at the counter or on the sales floor. This will make concealment difficult.
  • Blind Spots: Cameras are usually futile, so anywhere may be used as a blind spot. Just be aware of employees and customers.
  • Tagging: Tagging is infrequent but some stores may have it on some items. Game consoles are never source tagged but are always locked up. However, if your store has towers, assume items may be tagged.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Concealment is difficult, making a walkout while employees are distracted the smarter idea.

GAP: (7/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are not monitored but well placed.
  • Loss Prevention: LP exists regionally.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are infrequent as cameras are well placed.
  • Tagging: Tagging is very frequent and typically efficient. Alarms are always in use.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Do not conceal unless the item is small. Doing a walkout when employees are distracted will be the smarter idea.

Giant Food: (4/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present in the form of dome cameras in most aisles.
  • Loss Prevention: Loss prevention is not employed in many stores, but is in select stores.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are infrequent, considering the camera situation.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Concealing may be risky, and considering Giant Food is a grocery store, you can't conceal all your groceries, making a walkout your better option.

GNC: (5/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are very few or nonexistent.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist. Managers are usually only concerned about internal theft. Will ban and try to get a license plate.
  • Blind Spots: Stores are very small leaving you easily watched from anywhere in the store by employees.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Walkouts are suggested while employees are distracted as most items cannot be concealed.

Gucci: (10/10)

  • Cameras: PTZ cameras are present all over the store.
  • Loss Prevention: Gucci has very good LP that can and will use extreme force to retrieve merchandise.
  • Blind Spots: Stores are small and good quality cameras are present, leaving no blind spots. You are being actively monitored.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist, but you will be frequently monitored.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: You will be tackled if you are caught concealing. Seeing as products are insanely expensive, you will likely immediately hit the felony limit in your state attempting this store. Very dangerous.

H&M (US/UK): (8/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras will sometimes be monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP exists. H&M employs plainclothes LP/AP. Will call mall security if someone is suspected of stealing.
  • Blind Spots: Stores are moderately large, so blind spots are semi-frequent.
  • Tagging: Tagging is very frequent and typically efficient. Towers are always installed, and some stores may have crystal towers that may detect magnets and detachers. If you are going to bring a magnet in, be sure to walk in with a group of people.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Walkouts are not suggested as tagging is very frequent.

Hobby Lobby: (4/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present and not actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is limited. They will attempt to apprehend shoplifters once they exit the store. Hobby Lobby LP will only attempt to retrieve merchandise and ban. Police will be called if the situation escalates. They will then prosecute.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are frequent.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method works. An easy store, but the hardest craft store.

Hollister: (5/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are not monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist. Will call mall security if caught. Employees will attempt to retrieve merchandise, ban, and issue a civil demand.
  • Blind Spots: Cameras are not monitored. Blind spots are frequent because of this.
  • Tagging: Tagging exists frequent. All clothing is tagged with Sensormatic SuperTags which require a detacher hook, which will be all you need for this store. Door alarms are mostly meant for a deterrent because the cashier desks are usually far from the alarms and they are too far to hear.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: As cameras are not monitored, and you only require one tool for this lift, concealment is a smart option. Seeing as cameras are not monitored, a walkout while employees are distracted is as smart.

Home Depot: (6/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present all over the store and are actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP may be present. They are usually ineffective at stopping shoplifters because of the massive store to cover.
  • Blind Spots: Home Depot is a very large store. Blind spots are present.
  • Tagging: Tagging only exists with source tagging by the manufacturer. Present in expensive items such as power tools and electronics.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Both options work, however a lot of items you may need from a Home Depot are too large to conceal on your person.

Hot Topic: (4/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are not present. Some stores may have one concentrated near the front desk.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist. Regional managers can be called in if a large theft occurs. A no chase policy is put into place but managers can break this rule to get pictures of shoplifters or license plates. Will call mall security but not police. Employees will follow and customer service suspected shoplifters and will pretend to fix merchandise on shelves. If they caught you concealing they will suggest something similar to your concealed merchandise as an intimidation factor.
  • Blind Spots: No cameras exist around the store, making the entire store a blind spot.
  • Tagging: Tagging may exist and alarms exist at the front of the store.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Concealing will be your smartest option as no cameras exist. If employees act strange around you, assume you were caught.

Jo-Ann Fabrics: (2/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present and a cone blind spot exists under cameras.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist, but employees will customer service you very frequently if you are caught. Police can be called. Managers will try to retrieve merchandise by calling you back in the store but will not go much further than the sidewalk. Signs about shoplifters are deterrents and cameras around these are fake.
  • Blind Spots: There are cone blind spots under cameras.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method works for this store. Very easy.

JC Penney: (6/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is employed and are more casual compared to the LP of other stores. JC Penney employs plainclothes LP/AP in high shrinkage stores.
  • Blind Spots: JC Penney is a large store that offers many blind spots.
  • Tagging: Tagging is frequent and towers exist at the front of stores.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Either option works as stores are large and counters are not near exits.

King Sooper's: (8/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present and always actively monitored. Alcohol is heavily monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP are present and are extremely good at their job. They will go to extreme lengths to stop shoplifters. Police are always called following concealment.
  • Blind Spots: King Sooper's is a medium sized store. Blind spots exist, but may be hard to find without looking suspicious.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist, however you will be monitored heavily.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Both methods have their equal risks, as you will have the cops called following concealment, and your picture will be taken by security cameras following a walkout.

Kohl's: (8/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present and actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is employed and plainclothes LP/AP are common. LP is good at carrying out fitting room stops, and will hang near the fitting rooms listening for suspicious noises if a suspected lifter enters. Door alarms are very sensitive. Company policy is to not stop for the door alarm, negating the door alarms. However, always detag before leaving. Issues massive civil demands that are reported to collection agencies. They cannot enforce a civil demand however.
  • Blind Spots: Kohl's has an average amount of blind spots.
  • Tagging: Tagging is very frequent and efficient. Alarms are very sensitive.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Kohl's is a large store and counters are not near the entrance, so employees may be distracted enough to do a walkout for unconcealable items. As difficult as dressing rooms sound, if you play it smart before entering they will be a smart idea.

Kroger: (6/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are frequently monitored, and often turn off within near store closing.
  • Loss Prevention: LP are employed and often pose as shelf stockers. They will follow shoplifters who are spotted concealing. Kroger often case builds on shoplifters.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are frequent.
  • Tagging: High shrink stores will tag their more expensive non-food items.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Both methods work. As Kroger is a supermarket, walkouts will be your best bet if you need groceries.

Lacoste: (7/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are sometimes present though not actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed, but employees will look out for less skillful shoplifters who may conceal on the sales floor, making it dangerous to attempt concealing on. Some Lacoste stores use magnet detecting towers. Look out for clear towers.
  • Blind Spots: Stores are small, so if your store has cameras there may be few blind spots, though cameras are not actively monitored.
  • Tagging: Tagging is moderate and they often use pencil tags, which require a magnet to remove.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Employees will sometimes only let a certain amount of people into the store at one time to prevent a shoplifting event and to prevent employees from becoming overwhelmed, making concealing difficult and customer servicing from employees frequent. For this reason, a walkout may be your smarter option.

Lord and Taylor: (8/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present to a decent amount, and can be monitored at any time.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is employed and are efficient at chasing as they are not only encouraged but are also given incentives for preventing shoplifting.
  • Blind Spots: Stores are often large leaving a good amount of blind spots to work with.
  • Tagging: Tagging exists in most stores. If your store has towers, always assume items are tagged.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Walkouts are dangerous as cameras can be monitored and they employ LP that are rewarded for chasing, making concealing a smarter option.

Lowes: (5/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are actively monitored. The board and cord cutting areas are heavily monitored to prevent the store from lawsuits if someone injures themselves.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is employed but in small amounts.
  • Blind Spots: Lowe's is a large store, leaving many blind spots to work with.
  • Tagging: Tagging is frequent, especially in items source tagged by the manufacturer.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Like Home Depot, Lowe's has a garden center, making walkouts easy if you play it smart. Conceals are also a good idea for concealable, non-source tagged items.

Lush: (3/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are not present.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed. However, Lush employees will usually chase. One employee is usually centered on the sales floor giving demonstrations. The front desk is almost always away from the front door. Lush will ban if you are caught, but typically won't even try to get merchandise back.
  • Blind Spots: The entire store is a blind spot considering there are no cameras. Just remember to watch out for employees and customers.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method works. Easy store.

Macy's: (7/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are in good quality and are always being monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is employed in typically large numbers. LP managers have access to store cameras, even when they're off duty. Macy's will call police if the towers are set off after closing time. Macy's always chases and incentives are given to employees who prevent shoplifting. Infrequently prosecutes, frequently issues civil demands.
  • Blind Spots: Stores are often large and fitting rooms exist, giving you a moderate amount of blind spots to work with.
  • Tagging: Tagging typically does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Walkouts may be difficult considering the high number of LP and cameras always being monitored. Conceal when you can find a blind spot. Remember, if you can see a camera, the camera can see you.

Martin's: (5/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are very frequently monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is employed, although in low amounts. Martin's has a large management team at every store. Common anti theft techniques are used.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are common.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method works as long as you play it smart. Not too hard if you know what you're doing.

Meijer: (6/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are monitored frequently.
  • Loss Prevention: Meijer does not usually employ LP, but it is possible in some stores. Meijer will chase.
  • Blind Spots: Meijer is a large store, leaving many blind spots to work with.
  • Tagging: Tagging is possible. If your store has towers, assume items can be tagged.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Cameras are always being monitored, making concealing a better option (if what you need is concealable.) Otherwise, be confident and play it smart when doing a walkout as they will chase.

Michael's: (2/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras aren't monitored unless ORC has been committed.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist. Employees are always located at the framing counter, which is near the main offices.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are in very large amounts in Michael's. Take note.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method will work. Very easy store.

Michael Kor's: (7/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras do not exist.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed, but like Chanel, employees are very dedicated to their job. If they suspect you of shoplifting, they will immediately call mall security or the police and will slow you down until arrive. A lot of items are typically on display, so shoplifting is noticed very quickly.
  • Blind Spots: The entire store is a blind spot, but stores are often small.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Walkouts are your best option. Get in and out of the store as fast as you can. It is still one of the easiest designer stores out there.

Moncler: (6/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are frequently monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed, but employees may act. Items going into the dressing room is not counted.
  • Blind Spots: Stores
  • Tagging: Tagging is very frequent and this store uses Sensormatic SuperTags.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Concealing would be your best option, as the dressing rooms will work out greatly.

Nike: (5/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras exist, but are in low numbers. Not actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed. Employees may chase at their own discretion. Will always call police and attempt to get a license plate number
  • Blind Spots: Low numbers of cameras mean blind spots are frequent.
  • Tagging: Tagging is very frequent.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method will work as long as you play it smart.

Nordstrom: (7/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are in high amounts and frequently monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is no longer employed. Nordstrom has a uniformed 'guard' put into place that acts as a visible deterrent who's purpose is to assist customers and promote safety moreover than preventing shoplifting. Employees get incentives for preventing shoplifters. Will chase, and will call police. Nordstrom will case build, so do not return to the same store very frequently.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are few as they have a lot of cameras.
  • Tagging: Tagging is infrequent, but some stores have towers. If your store has towers, assume items are tagged.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method works depending on the tagging status of your store. If it has towers, detag and conceal are your best option, but if it doesn't feel free to walk out, but always play it smart.

Office Depot/OfficeMax: (4/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are not actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed. High shrinkage stores are a different story; the sales lead will dispatch an employee to approach customers very quickly when they walk in the door, and will not leave your side if they think you're suspicious. Do not attempt shoplifting if you are being followed.
  • Blind Spots: The store is not usually actively monitored by cameras, leaving many blind spots available. The cleaning supplies aisle will usually work out greatly.
  • Tagging: Tagging is frequent, and some items may be spider wrapped. RFID tags are used frequently inside the box. Look for tape around the box; if it was taped, search for RFID tags.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method will work as long as you play it smart. This is an easy store if you know what you're doing.

Old Navy: (5/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are frequently monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is employed regionally, typically in urban areas. Will chase, ban, and call police or mall security. Employees usually leave the job up to LP, or simply don't care, and a lot aren't on the sales floor.
  • Tagging: Tagging is very frequent. Dressing rooms are always unlocked, not monitored and do not count fitting room items.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method will work if you know what you're doing. Shoes are not in boxes, making them easier to steal.

Pet-Co: (3/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras exist, but are typically only used at the front of the store.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed. Managers usually only focus on preventing internal theft because pet stores are typically low shrinkage. Employees will not chase, and often won't even call the police.
  • Blind Spots: Everywhere in the store besides the front can be used as a blind spot.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method will work. Very easy store.

PetSmart: (3/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras exist but are also mostly concentrated at the front of the store. Can be sometimes reviewed at the end of the day, but does not happen often.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed. This store is a very similar situation to Pet-Co. PetSmart holds dog training classes, leaving some employees distracted.
  • Blind Spots: Everywhere besides the front of the store can be used as a blind spot.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method will work as long as you play it smart.

Polo Ralph Lauren: (7/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are not always monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is employed.
  • Blind Spots: The best blind spot would be the dressing room.
  • Tagging: Tagging is frequent. Polo uses ink tags, so be sure you bring a magnet. Stores do not use magnet detecting towers.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Do not conceal on the sales floor. Instead, use the dressing room to your greatest advantage.

Publix: (5/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present in great amounts, and not actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are present in moderate amounts.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist. Towers at grocery stores are often deterrents.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: If you're at Publix, you're likely grocery shopping, and you can't conceal all your groceries; therefore, a walkout may be the best idea. However, Publix stores are often populous, so play it smart, and attempt hitting it when it's at medium population.

Rite Aid: (2/10)

  • Cameras: Most of the time, cameras are fake. Cameras that are real are not monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed. Little LP can be employed if theft becomes a major problem. Store policy is to not confront shoplifters, but will case build. Will call the police and have them assess the situation.
  • Blind Spots: The camera situation makes the entire store a blind spot.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method will work. Easy store.

Ross: (4/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are monitored by an employee with contact to the managers.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is limited and not often employed. Most of the time, Ross will just ban shoplifters. Will call police. If they get their merchandise back, you will face no repercussions besides a ban.
  • Blind Spots: Dressing rooms will be your best bet for a blind spot.
  • Tagging: Tagging may exist depending on your store depending on if your store has towers. If it does, assume items are tagged. Many stores have towers.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method will work if you play it smart.

Safeway: (4/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are frequently monitored, and are of good quality. Cameras frequently record.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is employed regionally and will rotate to stores where theft becomes a problem.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are infrequent.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Walkouts are your better option as you cannot conceal all your groceries.

Sam's Club: (5/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are only near the front of the store.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist. Will call police and prosecute if caught.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are very frequent as stores are large and cameras are only centered at the front of the store.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Either option works if you're smart and move fast. If you're not carrying anything the receipt checker will let you past.

Sears: (6/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are always monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is employed but has been cut recently, but all stores have some degree of LP employed. LP is typically very professional. Will chase and prosecute. Will issue a Civil Demand if you cooperate.
  • Blind Spots: Stores are usually large, leaving a decent amount of blind spots to work with. However, be aware of cameras, as they are usually almost monitored. Assume that if you can see a camera, the camera can see you.
  • Tagging: Tagging is dependent on if your store has towers.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Conceals are your best option in blind spots. Walkouts may be risky as they monitor cameras and will chase.

Sephora: (8/10)

  • Cameras: Sephora has PTZ cameras. Dangerous.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is employed and is usually very professional. Plainclothes may be employed. Will chase and call police. Will prosecute if large amounts are stolen, or if others are threatened or harmed. Civil Demands can be issued.
  • Blind Spots: Stores are small yet compact, leaving you a couple of blind spots behind shelves.
  • Tagging: Tagging is very frequent and typically efficient.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Conceals may be dangerous, so always remember to detag. Walkouts may be dangerous as they will chase.

Spencer's: (5/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are not frequently monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed.
  • Blind Spots: Spencer's has an average amount of blind spots. Stores are usually small.
  • Tagging: Spencer's uses a lot of ink tags on clothing, but no other tagging exists.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method works. Know what you want and be in and out within minutes.

Staples: (3/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are typically fake in older stores, but newer ones have real cameras that are almost never monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed. Employees will stand near the front entrance if someone is suspected of concealing, and may follow from a distance. If you see several employees standing at the door, dump everything you have and leave immediately.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are very frequent.
  • Tagging: Tagging is very frequent and typically efficient.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: If you are going to conceal, play it smart. Walkouts are smart, but concealing is too if you know what you're doing. Do not ever attempt to leave with stolen goods if there are employees blocking the front doors. Easy store.

Stop & Shop: (7/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are constantly monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is employed, and is usually decent. Will frequently prosecute and chase, but do not issue civil demands often.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are uncommon.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Walkouts would be your smartest idea as you cannot conceal all your groceries.

Sunglass Hut: (7/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras aren't actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed, but employees are often told not to leave customers alone with merchandise. Managers will investigate shrinkage.
  • Blind Spots: Stores are very small, leaving little blind spots for both cameras and employees.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Surprisingly a difficult store, if you can distract employees somehow, a walkout would be your best suggestion, but you have to be very quick.

Target: (8/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are extremely numerous and of great quality; some cameras can be PTZ. Cameras are always monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP are employed and dedicated to their job. Very professional. Employees are given incentives for reporting shoplifting to LP. Will always chase, ban, call police, but do not often issue civil demands. Target will case build and share information about suspected shoplifters to nearby stores. Will often allow you to get up to the felony limit in your state before calling police.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots will be extremely hard to come by.
  • Tagging: Tagging is very frequent and typically efficient.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: The fear mongering over Target is overblown. As long as you don't take non-clothing merchandise into the fitting rooms, play it smart around electronics, and use blind spots, you should almost certainly be safe. However, Target is still a more dangerous store to lift from.

Things Remembered: (2/10)

  • Cameras: A lot of stores don't even have cameras, and those with them don't even monitor the cameras. If your store has an engraving station, and has cameras, assume employees are near it.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed. Most of the time, the company will only care preventing about ORC.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are very easy to come by.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method works. Very easy.

Tommy Hilfiger: (8/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present, but only checked after a shoplifting incident has occurred.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is employed in some stores.
  • Blind Spots: Stores are very compact. Not many blind spots will exist.
  • Tagging: Tagging is dependent on if your store has towers, but Tommy Hilfiger is one of the very few stores that may used magnet detecting towers. Be careful. Some clothing may have "Remove Before Washing" tags attached. It will be essential for you to remove these.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Avoid concealing on sales floor. Concealing in the dressing room will be beneficial.

True Value: (4/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present in heavy amounts, but are not actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP does not exist, but employees may act if necessary. Employees frequently stroll the store, but don't often approach you. If they do, they will only approach you once.
  • Blind Spots: Cameras are usually pointed down each aisle, but are not actively monitored. For extra security, turn your back to any cameras.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist. However, expensive items such as power tools may be source tagged by the manufacturer.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Concealing will be your best bet as long as no one spots you.

Tuesday Morning: (3/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are not used.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed, but some stores may hire former LP employees from other stores to work as managers. Will prosecute and ban. Will always call police. Has a No Chase Policy in place.
  • Blind Spots: The entire store is a blind spot because of the lack of cameras.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method will work. Easy store.

Ulta: (6/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present; some may be PTZ. Cameras are fixed and may not be actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is often regional, and are often focused on internal theft. Stores not in malls are easier. Only managers are authorized to apprehend shoplifters, but won't most of the time. Will call police and give a Civil Demand, and may prosecute at their own discretion. Stores in malls are harder because they request stores to be located next to the mall's security office.
  • Blind Spots: Ulta stores are usually large.
  • Tagging: Tagging is very frequent. Stores use RFID Tags, and sometimes use LM tags.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Either method works, however play it smart when lifting from Ulta, as cameras are very good quality and always monitored. Concealing will be your smartest option. Get in and out within minutes. Always detag.

Vans: (6/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are in most stores, but only monitored after a theft has occurred.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed, but staff is dedicated to their job. Employees will customer service suspected shoplifters very aggressively. Will call mall security, and has them decide on if police should be called.
  • Blind Spots: Vans stores are typically small, but not monitored, leaving you with a good amount of blind spots to work with.
  • Tagging: Tagging is dependent on if your store has towers.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Do not act suspicious in this store if you are looking to get out safely. Concealment may be difficult. A walkout will be your best option if you are smart and fast. Get in and out within minutes.

Walmart: (6/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are present all throughout the store. Cameras are actively monitored, however camera quality isn't the best, and a cone blindspot exists directly under cameras because they are stationary and do not tilt.
  • Loss Prevention: Walmart LP's efficiency can vary depending on the store. Their budgets and resources have been depleted recently, and some LP don't get payed enough to care very much, and some Walmart LP may be dedicated to their job and do what it takes to stop theft. Staff can act as LP at their own discretion. Company policy is to not prosecute for under $25.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots exist directly under cameras, but seeing as almost every area around the store is watched there are limited amounts of spaces around the store to use as blind spots, however seeing as Walmart is typically a very busy store concealing under a camera is not recommended unless the coast is absolutely clear.
  • Tagging: Walmart tags higher end items very frequently and efficiently. They are known to use several types of tags, frequently spider wrap, and a lot of expensive items may be source tagged by the manufacturer.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Both methods will work if you play it smart, but the method you use is up to you. You can use the Garden Center for easy walkouts with large items, as it is open 24/7 and does not have any scanners and most don't even have active employees or cameras; this area is a personal favorite for many lifters to get away easy, but even this method has risk to it. Concealment of smaller items will work out beneficially as long as you remember to remove any tags and check for source tags (if necessary). Both methods have the same chance of working or failing.

Walgreens: (4/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras aren't usually monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed, but managers may take the place at their own discretion. Employees will attempt to get license plate numbers. Police can be called. Will not chase, will attempt to prosecute.
  • Blind Spots: Walgreens has big reflective mirrors in corners of the store so that employees may monitor what's happening. For this reason, avoid the corners of the store. Numerous blind spots exist elsewhere.
  • Tagging: Towers are mostly used as a deterrent, but work with some source tagged items such as Plan B.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method works if you know what you're doing.

Wawa: (3/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are not often monitored, especially when the store is busy.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed, but employees will attempt to get shoplifters back into the store after they have left. Will sometimes attempt to get a license plate number.
  • Blind Spots: Many blind spots exist. Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Some exits are away from the counter, making it easier to lift. Any method works if you're smart.

Wegman's: (3/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are very few.
  • Loss Prevention: LP, as well as AP, may be employed. LP/AP and managers will walk around the store and follow shoplifters from a distance. Won't usually chase, but can call police. Will ban.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are numerous.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Walkouts will be your smarter option, as you cannot conceal all your groceries. Wegman's does some charity work, so if you are caught, you can likely get away by apologizing and stating you're hungry.

Whole Foods: (3/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are high quality, but not actively monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP will only exist in high shrink stores. Some other stores may have a security guard at the entrance.
  • Blind Spots: Whole Foods usually has a very high ceiling, and cameras are very close to the ceiling. This makes blind spots infrequent, but they do exist. As said before, cameras are not actively monitored, so feel free to conceal in view of a camera. Footage is pulled extremely rarely.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Walkouts are always a better option for grocery stores like Whole Foods. Since Whole Foods is frequented by environmentally-conscious people, you would not look out of place if you brought in fabric reusable bags and put all of your items into those, then walked out. There is a sign at the entrance that says 'Thank you for not shopping into your reusable bags', but employees will not pay special attention to anyone doing this.

Zumiez: (4/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are usually not present, and are never monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed, but regional managers may be called in. Employees are usually busy and distracted, leaving opportunities to lift. Policy states to wait until a shoplifter has left the store, then send the suspect's description to mall security. Won't chase. Counters are usually far from the door, giving you time to run away if you are caught.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are very numerous.
  • Tagging: Tagging is frequent on many clothing items.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any option works if you play it smart. Easy store.

7-Eleven: (4/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are never monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed. If you are caught shoplifting alcohol, they will call the police. Will try to get license plate numbers, but often times won't do anything unless you're being very belligerent.
  • Blind Spots: Seeing its compact size, there are very few if any at all blind spots to work with.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Any method will work. An easy store.

United Kingdom

ASDA: (7/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are frequently monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is employed. A maximum of two security staff are often employed.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are infrequent.
  • Tagging: Tagging is very frequent and efficient. Towers exist in all stores.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: If you are going to conceal, remember to detag first. Walkouts are suggested and obviously needed for unconcealable items, but you will need to figure out a method depending on your store i.e. if employees are distracted. Security staff are employed, so if you are caught, you will likely be handed over to them.

Cooperative: (2/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are not monitored, if they even exist at all.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is infrequently employed, but can exist, though unlikely.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are very frequent, and often times cameras don't even exist.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: A very easy store, any method will work.

John Lewis: (8/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are frequently monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is employed to a great degree. Staff is very dedicated.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are infrequent.
  • Tagging: Tagging is very frequent. Tags hidden soft tags and other sorts with no ink. Towers exist. Very effective.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: A quite difficult store, concealing may be difficult, and a walkout may also be as difficult, as you are likely being consistently watched. Walkouts would still be your best option, just wait for your prime opportunity to get out.

Canada

Canadian Tire: (5/10)

  • Cameras: Ceiling cameras are very present, and are not monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not frequently employed, but is known to exist at select locations.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are infrequent, considering the camera situation.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist, but towers are located at the door. Therefore, source tagging is the most tagging present. Some expensive electronics and/or tools such as knives or air guns are locked up, but mostly everything else is on the floor.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: You will have the most success concealing, but walkouts are also possible depending on your skill level.

Dollarama: (2/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras do not exist.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed. Employees only walk through the store to restock shelves.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are very frequent. Every aisle away from the cashiers view and/or aisle end caps are blind spots.
  • Tagging: Tagging does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Concealing is known to be easy at Dollarama stores. Walkouts are not suggested as much.

Real Canadian Superstore: (2/10)

  • Cameras: Cameras are often times very little, and if they exist at all, are not frequently monitored.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is employed but usually doesn't do much. The front end of the store (customer service/cashiers) witness the most, but are not allowed to stop shoplifters. Stories have been told of people blatantly picking up many items and just walking out because most employees are unable to do anything. The most anyone will do is watch or follow you to your car and/or call police. If they aren't busy and suspect you, they will follow you around the store, but cannot search you.
  • Tagging: Tagging is often ineffective or does not exist.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Easy store. Any method will work. Despite the difficulty of this store, always remember to play it smart so you do not get the police called on you.

Shoppers Drug Mart: (4/10)

  • Cameras: Ceiling cameras exist, but are not actively monitored. Cameras record, however.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is not employed.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are present, and numerous.
  • Tagging: Tagging is frequent in the form of RFID tags on items of a certain value. Are often attached to items such as Tylenol/Advil, and many items may be source tagged. Expensive items such as TVs and game consoles are kept behind the counter.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Both options are possible. Just remember to detag your items before walking out.

Walmart (Canada): (4/10)

  • Cameras: Ceiling cameras exist and are monitored. Some electronics and makeup shelves, as well as self checkout have forward-facing cameras or screens that say you are being filmed.
  • Loss Prevention: LP is employed. Some locations have a uniformed security guard at the door, mainly used as a deterrent only.
  • Blind Spots: Blind spots are infrequent.
  • Tagging: Tagging is very frequent. Towers exist at all locations.
  • Walkouts vs Conceals: Both methods are possible depending on your skill level.