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Richard T. Mellor

Vice President of Loss Prevention

National Retail Federation

HQ Phone:  (202) 783-7971

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National Retail Federation

1101 New York Ave, #1200

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia,20005

United States

Company Description

NRF is the world's largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 cou...more

Background Information

Employment History

Retail Consultant

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Regional Director of Security

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Division Vice President Corporate Security

Woodward & Lothrop


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Georgia Retail Association

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www.georgiaretail.org

Richard Mellor, NRF's VP of Loss Prevention, gave the group an interesting overview of Organized Retail Crime trends at the national level.


www.transportsecurity.com [cached]

Richard Mellor, vice president of loss prevention for the National Retail Federation, said cargo thefts have a serious impact on retailers and consumers.
"When a truck is stolen it can completely disrupt a product line being available to consumers," Mellor said.


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Seventy percent of retailers said they rank ORC as an "important or severe threat" to their businesses, said Rich Mellor, NRF's senior advisor for asset protection.
Nearly 77 percent of retailers have reported that they have had thieves returning stolen merchandise in order to receive store credit. Additionally, nearly half of the retailers surveyed reported that ORC had also impacted their online operations. Mellor commented that the type of people involved in ORC has been changing, as many "hardened criminals" now view ORC as a "low-risk, higher reward crime" following the introduction of elevated felony thresholds in many states. Mellor added that this trend has prompted retailers to train their employees to avoid confronting individuals involved in ORC and instead leave the matter to law enforcement.


www.retaildive.com

By Richard Mellor
Editor's Note: The following is a guest post from Richard Mellor, former vice president of loss prevention for the National Retail Federation, who currently serves as a consultant to SheerID, a service provider for omnichannel eligibility verification specializing in fraud protection.


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"Even more troubling is the fact that innocent consumers often suffer because companies have to look for ways to prevent and detect all types of crime and fraud in their stores, oftentimes resorting to shorter return windows and limitations on the types of products that can be returned," said Rich Mellor, vice president of loss prevention at the NRF.
The survey polled 60 executives at varying retail organizations and found that more than 96 percent of respondents lost revenue last year because of fraudulent returns on stolen items. Another 64 percent said their company fell victim to wardrobing - the return of non-defective merchandise - last year, while 45 percent said criminals provided fake receipts to get money back. "Return fraud in any form is a serious threat, and we know that retailers have made significant strides in their fight against retail crime, and are continuing their efforts working with law enforcement to address this multi-billion dollar problem," Mellor said.


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