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Jewelry Thief With 78 Previous Arraignments Predictably Gets Busted Again

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It’s almost like he’s trying to get caught.

A man who managed to steal an entire display case of jewelry from a K-Mart store – and who has collected 78 previous arraignments on his criminal record – was caught again, the Palm Beach Post reports. As the Post explains, the arrest happened after a police officer saw a car that matched the description of the thief’s vehicle based on store surveillance video and pulled it over to conduct a traffic stop. Then the officer noticed the thief was wearing the same distinctive hat that was seen in the surveillance footage – a winter cap that reads “Selfie” in huge, all-caps lettering. No one can make this stuff up.

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FTC Releases Disclosures Guidance for Social Media Influencers

It explains when and how influencers must disclose sponsorships to their followers.

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Enlisting social media “influencers” has become a popular way to promote a wide range of products, including jewelry.

Unfortunately, it’s not always obvious to consumers what is and isn’t an ad. The Federal Trade Commission wants to fix that.

The FTC has released a new publication for online influencers that lays out the agency’s rules of the road for when and how influencers must disclose sponsorships to their followers.

The new guide, “Disclosures 101 for Social Media Influencers,” provides influencers with tips from FTC staff about what triggers the need for a disclosure and offers examples of both effective and ineffective disclosures.

The guide and accompanying videos underscore that the responsibility to make disclosures about endorsements lies with the influencer. The guide outlines the various ways that an influencer’s relationship with a brand would make disclosures necessary, and it reminds influencers that they cannot assume that followers are aware of their connections to brands.

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The guide includes tips for when and how influencers should tell their followers about a relationship. For example, it suggests the words influencers might use, as well as where in their social posts a disclosure should appear.

The new publication summarizes the FTC’s existing guidance in this area, including the FTC’s Endorsement Guides and a 2017 question-and-answer document produced by staff.

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Video: Things to Remember When Dealing with ‘Gonna Buy’ Jewelry Customers

Sometimes jewelers flub the easy sale.

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ONE TYPE OF CUSTOMER that jewelers encounter is the “gonna buy” type.

They fully intend to make a purchase if they find what they’re looking for. Unfortunately, sometimes jewelers flub what should have been an easy sale.

In this video, jewelry store training expert Jimmy DeGroot discusses this type of client with Brad Huisken.

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Tiffany Reportedly Wants LVMH to Raise Its Acquisition Offer

Tiffany’s sees the original $14.5B offer as too low.

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Tiffany & Co. wants French luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton to increase its acquisition offer, Reuters reports.

LVMH recently made an offer of $120 per share, or about $14.5 billion, in a bid to grow its U.S. presence.

Citing unnamed sources, Reuters reports that Tiffany is willing to “open its books and provide confidential due diligence” if the offer goes higher.

Sources have said the Tiffany’s board is looking for a price of $140 per share, according to Reuters.

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LVMH is said to be considering making a new offer. The company is known for brands including Louis Vuitton, Chaumet and TAG Heuer.

New York-based Tiffany run about 300 retail stores worldwide.

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