The National Retail Federation’s 2017 Loss Prevention Survey reported, for first time ever, 100% of companies participating in the survey reported being a victim of Organized Retail Crime.
Retailers reported major losses in products with high resell values. The emergence over the last 10 years of e-Commerce, social media and market place seller sites has had considerable impact on the way goods are bought and sold, as well as, the significant associated fraud. Open Source ORC Investigations are the best way to combat this problem at its root.
Open Source ORC Investigations consist of online research to gather information from e-commerce communities, classifieds, social networks, Dark Web and criminal data to identify the core of ORC rings. The Zellman Group offers the only end-to-end solution for your ORC investigations. The Zellman Group offers a balanced and consistent approach to investigating ORC that accommodates the independent needs of each client. The Zellman Group’s approach to ORC Investigations combines cutting edge forensic Open Source research with proven investigative techniques and financial recovery solutions.
Ben Dugan, who has over 10 years of ORC investigations experience recently joined The Zellman Group as the Director of ORC Field Investigations. Ben and Director of ORC Recovery, Bill Ramos, will be directing the Open Source Intelligence and ORC Investigations Program. CEO, Stuart Levine, VP of Operations, Lauren Bridgeo and Michael Ira Asen, Chief Counsel and criminal attorney will provide additional support and expertise. Each member of this team has more than 30 years of retail, e-Commerce and investigative experience.
In addition to having the right people, The Zellman Group has the resources to conduct or assist clients with ORC Investigations. Examples of how The Zellman Group will assist you with your ORC problem are:
ORC Subject Vetting and Asset Search
Social Media Covert Operations
E-Commerce ORC Investigations
Dark Web Investigations
Victim Impact Statements
ORC Recovery and Asset Search