For my brothers and sisters working as loss prevention officers, allow me to share with you this retail loss prevention tip for catching fraudulent returns and especially Organized Retail Crime (ORC) fraud.
You know, every store has a way to track excessive or suspicious returns (especially without a receipt).
Here’s the thing… consider what identifier you’re using to track these returns.
And here’s the trick… does that identifier you’re tracking changeable? Can it be manipulated by the bad guy?
If you store uses Driver’s License Numbers to track suspicious returns, ask yourself if that number can change!
Keep an eye on easily concealable items of high value that you we don’t normally consider big theft items because they don’t have great “street value” because they can be stolen then returned for store credit to buy items that are easily sold on the street or online!
Until next week…
Committed to your success,
Larry Kaye, Private Investigator (Ret.) &
#1 Best Selling Author
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