eBay And The NRF Go After Organized Retail Crime

eBay partners with the NRF on organized retail crime

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eBay has partnered with the National Retail Federation (NRF), the trade association for the retail industry, to fight organized retail crime.

The partnership between eBay and the NRF will receive support from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as part of an effort to halt crime in which items are stolen from physical stores and then sold online.

The NRF says organized retail gangs are sophisticated criminal enterprises that steal large quantities of merchandise from retail stores and resell the goods for profit online.

Joe-LaRocca "eBay has invested in a number of new resources and is making tremendous strides assisting retailers and law enforcement with tracking illegal behavior," said Joe LaRocca, Senior Asset Protection Advisor, NRF.

"The partnership between NRF and eBay will create standards and best practices to stop criminals from fencing their stolen goods."

Under the partnership NRF retail members and representatives from eBay will meet on a regular basis to discuss organized retail crime, brainstorm best practices to prevent it, and take steps to eradicate the activity.

According to law enforcement and industry groups, organized retail crime rings steal as much as $30 billion in merchandise from retail stores every year.  In an NRF survey done in 2009, 92 percent of retailers said they were victimized by organized retail crime within the past year, and 73 percent reported the level of organized retail crime activity had increased.


eBay And The NRF Go After Organized Retail Crime
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    This is a Good move forward however, other things at Ebay also need to be looked at!
    1) Pay Pal holding out moneys from Top Rated Sellers forcing them to pay shipping with out Getting the shipping charges due them placed in their Account and holding their money for no reason. (Think of all the Interest they are earning on this!).
    2) Pay Pal not weeding out BAD Credit cards good enough that Fradulant Users are Buying From Sellers and the Sellers lose it all on the listing and sometimes have their moneys held for 6 months,like they are guilty of being in on it, and the Seller was depending on Pay Pal to screen them!
    3) The Protection from shill Bidding on Ebay! I’ll bet Shill biding happens more than one would realize! IT is not good for the fox to guard the hen house! What benefit is it to them when they would make less money?
    4) The Protection baised so much to buyers that they are ripping OFF Sellers, and the Sellers are loosing for NO reason even If they have all the legal proofs of the Transaction. Pay Pal still holdes the Sellers Money!
    5) Fee Raises so high that Poeple can not afford to keep their Stores!
    6) New Search Engine that Does not bring up any of the Old searches! This search Egine is hard for the more Computer Challenged to use so, therefore they are leaving IN DROVES!
    7) Computer Geeks Saying they are having Computer Server Blackouts? So Sellers Items are not actually on the Pages, in different areas all the time. So, they are not selling normal things that sell!
    8) This also has far reaching effects on USPS and Other Major Carriers who are also shipping less!
    9) Sellers are Loyal to each other and when they are Making money they buy from each other! Now they can’t afford to!
    There are many posts, logs, and commentary going on about these Things and many more! Some one needs to look into them! Sellers are moving on, maybe this is really what they want! Buyers still want what they have to sell! So other sites will become stronger! And Ebay looses! It’s not too late to turn this around!

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