first_img continue reading » Robbery risk is part of your everyday business. As they say, where there is money, there is often crime.In fact, the FBI reported more than 4,250 financial institutions were robbed last year. While robbers typically com­plete their heists during office hours, a recent trend of targeting credit unions at opening and closing time has emerged.Those are vulnerable times for many reasons, mainly due to staff being rushed and less aware of their surroundings. Robbers prepare by researching their tar­gets. They study who does what, when, how, and with whom. They’re looking for the weakest links.“Criminals often case their targets to identify lax processes and turn them into prime opportunities,” says Bob Bouvier, risk consultant for CUNA Mutual Group. “Unfortunately, opening and closing have become too routine, making it easier for robbers to figure out.”However, credit unions can thwart rob­bery attempts by showing signs of being prepared. 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img