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May 18, 2023

Wells Fargo and AGS Announce Enriched AGS Fraud Protection Program with Intellicheck

Wells Fargo and American Gem Society (AGS) offer a value-added service that will be available to AGS credit card program members through Intellicheck. This program enhancement provides a fast and easy-to-use mobile app for in-store transactions that supports the prevention of fraudulent credit account openings. Intellicheck’s proven, state-of-the-art identity validation app gives participating jewelers a clear competitive advantage. It makes it easy to confidently extend credit to customers with a frictionless experience that validates identity documents like drivers’ licenses and state-issued IDs from every state in under a second. The importance of this new program benefit is already being realized

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Supplier Spotlight: Tabatha Nicholle & Gabriella INC (TNG)

Wilson Barros, founder of Tabatha Nicolle & Gabriella INC (TNG), is a skilled artisan and entrepreneur who began his journey learning the bench from his grandfather in their native Ecuador. “My grandfather was the number one jeweler in Ecuador, so I had the opportunity to learn the art of jewelry manufacturing from the best.” Barros recalls, “I remember sitting beside him and watching him power the bench using a foot pedal.” Over 30 years ago, Barros came to the U.S. and worked in retail, learning store operations and sales while honing his craftsmanship. He was fortunate to become an apprentice

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Jewelry Store Security: What Your Staff Needs to Know

By Jewelers Mutual® Group Among the many legitimate customers that browse your store daily, there may be a few potential thieves hiding in plain sight. In the event there are criminals casing your store, it’s important for you and your staff to be prepared. Whether you have new employees joining your team or already have a crew of seasoned veterans, a complete review of your security procedures is essential to ensure the safety of everyone. Neglecting security measures early on could leave your business exposed to vulnerabilities, so we encourage you to begin safety best practices as soon as possible.

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