One scenario that I have seen in the retail loss prevention world is a “buy one get one free” type of scam. The customer comes into the business and buys items that he or she wants. Then the customer leaves and later returns to your business. He or she steals the exact items that they had previously purchased. Assuming that the shoplifter gets out of the store without being caught, the shoplifter can then return again with the stolen merchandise and return it for cash, since they have a “receipt.”
Businesses that have clothing security make this type of fraud more difficult for thieves. Clothing security tags are a deterrent for shoplifters, and this type of scam is no exception. A shoplifter that is considering this return fraud is not going to want to have to figure out how to bypass the security tags on clothes in order to return the stolen merchandise.
Return fraud of clothing is an easy way to earn some quick money. Clothing is easy to steal, especially if the business does not have clothing security. By returning the clothing to the business for cash, the shoplifter gets 100% profit with no monetary investment. Shoplifters can receive a pretty hefty payout for only a few minutes of work, so no wonder this type of scam is tempting.
You do not have to allow this to happen in your business.
Security tags on clothes are a worthwhile deterrent to shoplifters wanting to profit off of your loss. Shoplifters know that they cannot return merchandise that has clothing security tags, and most do not want to even attempt the theft, knowing the risk of activating a clothing alarm. The quick buck isn’t worth the risk if you have clothing security. Especially when the thief can move on to the next, unprotected business.
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