Stolen Goods Sold on Amazon, eBay and Facebook Are Causing Havoc for Major Retailers – Slashdot

“What fuels this as an enterprise is the ease of reselling stolen merchandise on online marketplaces,” said Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, who convened a national task force of state attorneys to make it easier to investigate across state lines. “It’s no longer the age where it’s done at flea markets or in the alley or in parking lots.” Retailers say a total of $68.9 billion of products were stolen in 2019. In 2020, three-quarters said they saw an increase in organized crime and more than half reported cargo theft. Some big chains blame organized theft for recent store closures or for their decisions to limit hours.

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