Bamboozled: Retailers are monitoring your return habits (NJ.com)
Tuesday November 20th, 2012
Big brother is watching you... shop.
That’s right. Businesses can contract with a service called The Retail Equation, which will keep a digital eye on your return habits.
It’s true that return fraud -- which ranges from returning stolen merchandise for cash to what’s known as “wardrobing,” or buying and using items that a shopper doesn’t intend to keep -- is a big problem for some stores, but are you, the consumer, willing to give up some of your privacy to help?
Depending on where you shop, you may not have a choice.