Founded in 2012 NAORCA Worldwide has grown to over 3200 members globally on our LinkedIn site.
Our group was spun into an official business on September 18th, 2012. The National Anti-Organized Retail Crime Association was incorporated in Massachusetts. We are now doing business as NAORCA Worldwide.
In June 2017 NAORCA was named to Who’s Who in Retail Loss Prevention by ASIS International Who’s-Who-in-Retail-Loss-Prevention.aspx
We are now working with businesses globally. We are passionate and dedicated in assisting businesses with theft and fraud detection and fraud prevention. We strongly believe we can make a global impact through consulting, networking, collaboration, education, training and promoting theft and fraud awareness. In the 21st century technology is being utilized to commit theft and fraud online. Our association is committed to provide all industries with solutions that help tackle the global theft / fraud epidemic.
In 2012, our Founder and Executive Director, was asked by Matt Pillar, Editor-in-Chief of Integrated Solution For Retailers , about theft and fraud in the retail sector, and Christopher McGourty noted:
“We know that to successfully combat these types of crimes, Industries need new tools and skills that are different from those we’ve used to defeat traditional sources of internal and external shrink;” McGourty explains., “These are often complex financial crimes. They, involve fraud and counterfeiting, and they are much more forensics-intensive than your typical theft / fraud cases. As such, they require specific skills, and increased collaboration among private enterprises and law enforcement groups and we hope other businesses and individuals will support our efforts.”
NAORCA Worldwide is a growing association and dedicated to combat the global epidemic of theft and fraud. Industry experts estimate the cost of theft and fraud in the retail sector of the United States is about $40-$50 billion a year and climbing. The financial costs means higher prices for consumers and less taxes for state and local governments. Many safety and health issues arise to consumers as well because of how product is stored after being stolen. Counterfeit products have been linked to other crimes such as Terrorism, Money Laundering, and Cybercrime.
Counterfeiting is a 460 billion dollar global issue that comes with a huge warning and can result in serious illness and even death.