Organized Retail Crime is the unlawful taking of merchandise in significant quantity for the purpose of selling for criminal enterprise. ORC costs the retail industry more than $30 billion each year according to the National Retail Federation. ORC is a serious issue for large and small retailers nationwide with many retailers being victimized. ORC targeted products can be almost anything that has a resale value, examples includes Ready-To-Wear, Over-The Counter medicines, Electronics, Home Fashions, gift cards, laundry detergent, etc.
The Zellman Group is a fully vetted and authorized user of several research products that allow us to see behind the curtain. With our access, we are able to provide full due diligence on current physical assets, past and present addresses, past and present phone(s), including cell phone, court records, email, work associations, relatives, liens, judgments bankruptcies and various other background details. We can support our clients with information via:
Zellman can provide fully developed suspect profiles which may include:
Open-Source Intelligence is data collected from publicly available sources to be used in an intelligence context. “Open” refers to overt or openly available. However, just because it is openly available doesn’t mean it is easy to gather. Often there is too much information and skill is required to determine what information is actually valuable. Information does not need to be secret to be valuable. Information sourced from blogs, market places and social media can provide an endless supply of information which contribute to our understanding of a situation or may provide detail for an investigation. Our experienced Intelligence Analysts research and gather information from e-commerce communities, classifieds, social networks, Dark Web and criminal data to identify persons suspected of being involved in ORC theft. Some of this information is gathered through:
Organized Retail Crime (ORC) Claims may include recovery of reasonable attorney fees, and investigation and litigation expenses as permitted by law, incurred as a result of collection efforts by The Law Offices of Michael Ira Asen. Zellman and Asen shall take all reasonable measures in their collection efforts of ORC Claims including but not limited to: