TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Wal-Mart Stung in $1.5 Million Bar-Code Scam

Re: Wal-Mart Stung in $1.5 Million Bar-Code Scam
Fri, 21 Jan 2005 20:32:07 +0000 (UTC) wrote:

> Years ago, people would take two garmets, one cheap, one expensive,
> then switch the price tags on them. That led to tamper proof price
> tags, including price stickers that shred when peeled off.

The same scam was run against Home Depot a while ago. Prices were
being changed on lamps and ceiling fans, where the difference between
cheap and expensive is not immediately obvious. They were buying them
in one store, and returning them at full price in another store.

> Perhaps they'll have to come up with a barcode label that can be sewn
> unobtrusively into a garmet by the manufacturer; the label would have

Or RFID. Embedded, probably beyond the risk of simple tampering.
Maybe Wal-Mart has more experience with this than they are letting on.

Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8-122.5

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