One of the easiest fraud schemes, return fraud exists in many forms. One of the most popular involves customers “returning” an item they simply stole off the shelves. Even without a receipt, they can likely get store credit. There have also been cases of craftier fraudsters exchanging stolen items for other items, which generates an exchange receipt.
Then they go to another store and turn over the item and its exchange receipt, for which many retailers offer a cash refund. Fraudsters see fake returns as the quickest and easiest way to steal cash from retailers, and its prevalence rises every year.
In this eBook, we will examine Four methods external players use to commit retail fraud What makes them so difficult to detect How prescriptive analytics can identify and stop them before their losses mount.