Tag: ORC


In-Transit Cargo Crime Risks and Repercussions

In-Transit Cargo Crime Risks and Repercussions

Envision the following scenario. You are at home around 8:15 at night watching television with your wife or kids when the phone rings. The caller is one of your regional LP managers in the Southeast. He tells you that you just had a tractor load of high-end apparel worth $2 million   Read More


Facial Recognition Security Cameras: A Game-Changing Technology

Facial Recognition Security Cameras: A Game-Changing Technology

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is based on the experiences of a well-known retailer who implemented a facial-recognition security camera system. Because of the potential value of this technology to the retail industry as well as the critical issues surrounding its deployment, the executive who leads this initiative approached the magazine to   Read More


Online Sellers’ Red Flags Can Point to Fencing Crime

Online Sellers’ Red Flags Can Point to Fencing Crime

Perhaps the most widely known criminal on our radar is the fence. A fence is an individual who knowingly buys stolen property for later resale, normally in a legitimate marketplace. Simply defined, a fence markets known stolen items obtained from their own ORC theft, booster crews, or other fences. Pawn   Read More


What Is Loss Prevention Today?

What Is Loss Prevention Today?

EDITOR’S NOTE: This interview is with three long-time loss prevention industry veterans. One is a retailer, one is a solutions provider, and one started on the retail side before starting his own company offering loss prevention solutions. We’ve chosen to not identify the individuals in order to allow them to   Read More


Flash Mob Robbery and the Retail Threat

Flash Mob Robbery and the Retail Threat

What started out a few years ago as a phenomenon that used social networking sites to gather a group of people in a public place to dance or perform another innocent form of entertainment has since evolved into a method of gathering together violent protesters—or thieves in pursuit of your   Read More


E-commerce Credit Card Fraud: The Growing Challenge

E-commerce Credit Card Fraud: The Growing Challenge

Just as the word “e-commerce” has come to refer to a menagerie of different specialized markets, so e-commerce credit card fraud comes in many different guises. As the great pace of retail evolution dictates that retailers’ transaction processes are constantly changing, so the frauds change with them.

In a bid to   Read More


Fight ORC Methods with a Solid Strategy

Fight ORC Methods with a Solid Strategy

How many retailers think or know they have an organized retail crime (ORC) problem? Even of those that say they do, how many can quantify exactly what the problem is? If they can, do they address it? Is this because they don’t have the resources (either technological or physical)? If   Read More