Pawnbroker software and digital surveillance technology…

Year after year PawnMaster Pawnbroker software makes day to day operations simple and efficient for managing a store. Our Pawnbroker software and the Eyeson digital surveillance system have been partnered to define a new paradigm operations management for pawn shops. Sharing data between your pawn shop management system and your digital surveillance system bring you perspectives and help fight fraud, embezzlement and customer theft. Marketing and customer service decision support is justified by analyzing previous activities and traffic patterns. Contact Data Age for more details on this integration module 888-949-7296.

Tip to Pawnbrokers on handling printers within the PawnMaster system…

If you are a PawnMaster user and you want to move your printer to a new computer or you buy a new printer and need to add it to your system. Note that drivers need to be installed since they are not plug-n-play. This is true for report printers such as Laser printers, Dot-Matrix printers, and Inventory and Jewelry printers like the Data-max and finally receipt printers such as the Star printer. If you do need assistance hooking up your printers contact Data Age support through our new PawnMaster.com site today.

 

Pawn software that makes multi-store remote payments secure and verifiable.

PawnMaster pawn software makes remote store payments possible in such a way that it has built in checks and balances to protect store owners from fraudulent transactions. In an effort to stop employee theft from ghost transactions, PawnMaster allows for remote payments to be made with a two person authentication process. Each store will generate a code that the other must give in order for the process to work. This means that both stores will show a paper trail when created, therefore, no one person is able to complete the transaction without the other store knowing about it. It will also show up in the reports so each store’s accounting will be accurate. Learn more about all the features Data Age’s PawnMaster software can do with your local rep today 888-949-7296.

Pawn shop database leads to recovery of stolen items

Pawn shop pawn management software PawnMaster works with  the 3rd party vendor Leadsonline to upload police files to their crime database. Below is a great article about why pawn shops use this service.

Leadsonline : 10 September, 2009
US police and law enforcement divisions have new tool in the form of a national database linking police stolen items to data entered in pawn shops including descriptions and serial numbers
A rifle stolen more than 40 years ago was recently returned to its owner, thanks to a diligent detective in the King County Sheriff’s Office who located the firearm by utilizing an online database that tracks items sold to pawn shops.

Detective Robert Inn, a criminal investigator, ran a search through LeadsOnline with the serial numbers of stolen items reported to the Sheriff’s Office over the years. When matches popped up for a variety of items he was searching for, one in particular caught Inn’s attention. ‘The first two numbers in our case numbers indicate the year of the report,’ Inn explains. ‘And this report has six and nine as the first two numbers, so that means it was a case from 1969. I thought it was a mistake, but it wasn’t.’

As Detective Inn gathered more information, Inn discovered that the Winchester bolt-action rifle was stolen during a home invasion in 1969. Three juveniles were caught and confessed to the crime, but not all of the stolen property was recovered at the time. Most likely, the thieves had immediately pawned the rifle. At some point over the years, it was sold at a gun show to a Seattle-area gun collector who then willed it to his grandson. The grandson recently sold the rifle to a Seattle-area pawn shop.

Law enforcement and pawn shops use the LeadsOnline database to track items sold to pawn shops by entering descriptions and serial numbers into the system. LeadsOnline also captures the seller’s information. Because the system has nationwide search capabilities, is real-time and can also search NCIC records, detectives can instantly recover stolen property…no matter when or where they were sold.

‘Without LeadsOnline, we wouldn’t have recovered this item,’ Detective Inn says. He was then able to track down the original owner and, after the required background checks and such (the rifle was never used in a crime), was able to return the rifle, which was still in very good condition, even after all these years.

LeadsOnline is the nation’s largest online investigative system used by more than 3,000 law enforcement agencies to recover stolen property and solve crimes. Each day, millions of items are added to the LeadsOnline database by businesses including second-hand stores, scrap metal recyclers, pawnshops, and Internet drop-off stores across all 50 states. Those records are instantly available to law enforcement agencies, meaning crimes can be solved in seconds, not months. The LeadsOnline system, compatible with the NCIC, serves as an indispensible, efficient, and money-saving resource for detectives because it provides a cross-jurisdictional, instantaneous, and accurate database that stops criminals from escaping detection by selling stolen items in another city. An official eBay partner, LeadsOnline helps prevent illegal transactions on the eBay website by giving law enforcement access to the world’s largest online marketplace through automatic upload of all eBay transactions into the LeadsOnline database. LeadsOnline also includes LeadsOnlabs, a system for tracking those involved in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamines; a Metal Theft Investigation System designed to track copper and other metal thefts; and cross-checks names of pawn customers against the OFAC SDN list of known terrorists and narcotics traffickers. Each year, LeadsOnline is credited with recovering millions of dollars in stolen goods and solving thousands of crimes that are often associated with bigger crimes, such as homicide, identity theft, and arson. Based in Dallas and led by President and CEO Dave Finley, LeadsOnline works with thousands of agencies throughout the country, including the New York Police Department, the Dallas Police Department, and the San Francisco Police Department.

 

Pawn Software giant PawnMaster integrates with the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN)

The pawn software giant PawnMaster, integrates with the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN). As part of its enforcement efforts, OFAC publishes a list of individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries. It also lists individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific. Collectively, such individuals and companies are called “Specially Designated Nationals” or “SDNs.” Their assets are blocked and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them.PawnMaster offers a module that uses that list with existing customers in your database to ensure you are not doing business with such “SDNs”.

When Pawnbrokers take something in pawn or buy something, they just don’t take an ID. They take their customer’s driver’s license number, their height, their weight, their eye color, their build. They turn that into the local police department, and then also turn it into Homeland Security. It’s part of the Patriot Act, and that goes to a central database online across the United States that checks for stolen items.”

Call Data Age to see why PawnMaster customers rely on our software to help protect them from the bad guys 888-949-7293.

A Pawn Software that helps comply with Police requirements…

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a Pawn software that easily complies with all your local Police department requirements? PawnMaster the leading pawn management pawn software makes quick work of your police download files by creating the specific format that each department asks for. Create batches by date and send them all at once. Print a report with all Pawns and Buys for that date range with detailed information. Hold or Confiscate items, or release them from Police hold. You can even remove charges incurred during the hold time since it may not have been your customers fault they were on hold, and shouldn’t get stuck paying the penalty fees. Contact Data Age today to learn more about how we integrate with your local jurisdiction 888-949-7296.

Pawn software that complies with the 8300 form

PawnMaster pawn software complies with the 8300 form for easy filing purposes. Here is a great article from Bob Frimet, CAMS that helps break down the 8300 form requirements.

If you, as a Pawn Broker or Dealer in Precious Metals, filled out an 8300 for any reason including a single transaction of $10,000 or more in a business day, a group of transactions that exceeded $10,000 in a 24 hour period, related transactions over the past 12 months or a designated transaction in 2011 that exceeded $10,000, you are required by law to notify your customer in writing about the 8300 filing that was filed on them.

The letter must be post-marked by January 31st 2012, and must include the following information:

1)      Your Company name, address and phone number
2)      Date of letter
3)      Person of contact (compliance officer, manager, etc)
4)      Customer name and address
5)      A lump sum or break out by 8300 (your choice) that was reported on the form 8300 to the IRS in 2011
6)      That the amount (as disclosed in item 3) has been reported to the internal revenue service.

The letter may be sent regular mail and a copy must be maintained in a compliance file for no less than 5 years.

Social Security numbers and other personal information should not be included in the letter to protect the privacy of the customer. Additionally, if the 8300 was filed due to a suspicious activity event, the letter of notification should NOT be sent to the customer.

Fines of $50.00 or more per missed notification can be imposed by the IRS.

Contact Data Age for more details on how PawnMaster pawn software can work for you 888-949-7296.

Pawn software training program for Pawnbrokers.

PawnMaster the leading pawn software training program for Pawnbrokers, offers several levels of learning mastery. Data Age provides its customers online training courses targeted towards the job responsibilities of each employee.  Self-paced courses help end-users learn on their own time through the Internet.  The courses allow owners and managers to learn how to use the products and to take advantage of the controls designed for establishing standards and protecting the business.

Hi-tech Pawn software like the PawnMaster system solidify standard operating procedures.

One of the big benefits that Hi-tech pawn software brings to the pawn industry is the establishment of standard operating procedures. Beware, while every software program written for the pawn industry can handle the basics, PawnMaster combines Hi-tech solutions along with business decision support mechanisms that result in generating higher profits and curtailing losses. Visit PawnMaster today and learn about the best practices that we help implement within the pawn environment.

Pawn Software for the beginner to the highly experienced Pawnbroker…

Many Pawnbrokers are looking for pawn software that can be used by any skill level from beginner to the highly experienced. Pawnbrokers want a pawn software that can cater to their every need from Inventory management to Employee management. Data Age has answered that daunting task by creating PawnMaster, the most trusted name in the pawn industry. PawnMaster is the answer to any pawn shop owner’s dream with over 20 years of industry knowledge and feedback. Throughout the year, PawnMaster customers give suggestions and feedback on what is going on in the trenches and Data Age uses that valuable info to consistently improve its software. They integrate with several third party software companies like Quickbooks, Eyeson Digital Surveillance, and Watch Certification Services of America into its program. Check it out for yourself by contacting a PawnMaster rep for a free demo today 888-949-7296.