All wardrobing is a form of return fraud. That does not mean that all return fraud equates to wardrobing. Even though the use of Alpha Shark Tags is proven to reduce wardrobing retail, they should not be confused as a blanket solution to prevent all return fraud.
I had an employee who was secretly getting ready to start a new job with a different company. She needed business attire but didn’t have the money to completely replace her entire wardrobe. So she came up with a plan to save money and have the clothes she needed.
She started to buy the clothes from our store with her employee discount. They had the regular EAS tags and the wardrobing tags. At the purchase, the EAS tags came off, and the wardrobing tags stayed on.
She would then come back to the store with the empty shopping bag. She would walk around the store and put identical items of the clothes she purchased into the bag and then return them with her receipt.
The returns employee never thought otherwise because she had a receipt and the Alpha Shark tags were still attached. It wasn’t until after we noticed that she was returning 100% of her purchases that we started to investigate. If we continued to assume the returns were legitimate only because of the tags we would have continued to loose thousands of dollars from these fraudulent returns.
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