Internet Creating Organized Retail Criminals: NRF

The National Retail Federation told a congressional committee yesterday that online auction sites have gone beyond being a convenient new fencing option for professional shoplifters and have begun to lure amateurs into the growing world of organized retail crime.

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation here told a congressional committee yesterday that online auction sites have gone beyond being a convenient new fencing option for professional shoplifters and have begun to lure amateurs into the growing world of organized retail crime. “The Internet seems to be contributing to the creation of a brand new type of retail thief — people who have never stolen before but are lured in by the convenience and anonymity of the Internet,” NRF Vice President

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