There is an interesting case of social media working as an extension of in store clothing security. A woman went to a local clothing boutique and stole a dress. Afterwards she wore the dress and posted a selfie with her not only wearing the dress but indicating that it was a new dress.
About the same time, the clothing boutique owner posted onto his social media that a dress had been stolen. He had a picture and a description of the dress that turned out to be a one of a kind, distinctly patterned dress. Someone saw the posting from the local clothing boutique, and also saw the woman’s posting wearing the same dress and notified local law enforcement.
The woman was subsequently arrested and prosecuted for the theft. Because of the distinct look of the dress, it was easy for the law enforcement to make a positive identification.
Had the dress not been as distinct, an arrest may not have happened. It was more through luck than of proactive planning that gave this story a happy ending.
Social media is not to be used as a replacement for clothing security. Had the dress been nondescript, or had someone not followed both the store and the shoplifter’s social media profiles a connection (and the woman’s arrest) would never have been made. Clothing security tags, on the other hand do not rely on luck to be effective. They are a proven weapon against shoplifting.
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