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 β€” 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. β€œThe Internet seems to be contributing to the creation of a brand new type of retail thief β€” 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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