Orlando, FL, January 25, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- 33rd Street Bail Bonds launches an online blog to inform consumers about return fraud. Russ Pacala, owner of 33rd Street Bail Bonds, states, “Many people don’t realize that thieves take advantage of lax store return policies during the holidays. Thieves use all sorts of tactics in order to take advantage of the stores and in the long run, this costs consumers money.” Return fraud is a crime. Criminals use various tactics in order to cheat the stores. A few examples of return fraud include:
• “Cross retailer return” - This is where a thief purchase an item at a low price and then returns it to a different store where the price is higher. The thief then pockets the difference
• “Wardrobing” - This is where a person buys an item, uses it, and then returns the item. An example is purchasing a video camera to record a wedding and then returning the video camera after the event
• “Price arbitrage” - This is where a thief buys a variety of similar items that look alike but are different prices. The thief then returns the lower price item by pretending it is the more expensive item and the makes money off of the return
These are just a few scenarios on how a thief commits a fraudulent return. To learn more about return fraud, please visit online at: http://www.injail.com/return-fraud/
According to the National Retail Federation, “Return fraud costs retailers up to $2.2 billion dollars in 2015. Approximately 35% of the industry’s returns are fraudulent.” Pacala adds, “Return fraud is rampant right after the holiday season.”
Charges for a fraudulent return range from shoplifting, petty theft, or grand theft depending on the dollar amount of the goods stolen. Fines and/or jail time can result from these charges.
33rd Street Bail Bonds can help if you or a loved one has been charged with shoplifting, petty theft, grand theft, DUI, domestic violence, or any other charge. To start the bail bond process, please call 407-425-7200 or 407-425-3303. An experienced and knowledgeable bail bond agent is available to assist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. The bail bond agents at 33rd Street Bail Bonds know that being in jail can be a scary experience. The bail bond agents will help the client navigate the ins and outs of the bail bond process, answer questions about the criminal justice system and lend an empathetic ear.
33rd Street Bail Bonds is the oldest bail bonding agency in Central Florida. 33rd Street Bail Bonds has been family owned and operated since 1971. This Orlando-based bail bond agency serves all of Central Florida including: Orange, Lake, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia counties. All major credit cards are accepted and bonds can be posted online or by fax.
33rd Street Bail Bonds is located at 2480 33rd Street in Orlando, Florida. The bail bond agency is conveniently located next to the Orange County Jail (33rd Street Jail). Please call 407-425-7200 or 407-425-3303 to start the bail bond process. 33rd Street Bail Bonds is the name to trust. Please call today.
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