Legislation Addressed Organized Crime and Computers
Sat, 13 Nov 2021 06:00:22 EST

The Michigan Retailers Association is applauding the introduction new legislation designed to address the problem of organized retail crime by adding transparency and verification tools that should limit the resale opportunities of stolen products online.

They say online organized retail crime creates a safety risk for in-store employees that may encounter aggressive flash mobs of thieves that operate on behalf of larger criminal rings that steal in bulk and sell the stolen goods online.

According to the Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail, organized retail crime accounts for around $45 billion in annual losses for retailers these days, up from $30 billion a decade ago.


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