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eBay, Verisk Partners in Crime Analytics

Companies will share data to fight retail crime, fraud and theft.

eBay is teaming with a provider of risk assessment solutions to fight retail crime, counterfeiting and online fraud.

Verisk Crime Analytics announced eBay’s partnership with its Law Enforcement Retail Partnership Network on Tuesday. It reports that the two companies will work on developing ways to share and use data to provide retailers and police with “crime fighting analytics.”

Each company will have staff working on these, but no details were given about what analytics will focus on.

David Duhaime, vice president of Verisk Crime Analytics, says he’s excited about eBay’s collaboration. Paul Jones, senior director of Global Asset Protection at eBay, says his company is happy to help fight retail crime.

“As the world’s largest online marketplace, eBay is committed to working with retailers to prevent loss… Teaming up with [Verisk] is a key strategy component to illuminate and combat organized retail crime, fraud and theft,” he adds. “We’re excited to see this new relationship bring powerful and actionable data to retailers that will help them protect their bottom line.”

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