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Making fake bar codes: It's way easier than you thinkFirst it was shoplifting, then ticket-switching. Now it's bar code fraud. Just how difficult is it to fake up a UPC label that reports a lower price? Not that hard, it turns out -- but getting away with it is another story. CNET's Jonas Tichenor reports.
A Silicon Valley executive is treating conference rooms for courtrooms this week as he faces four felony counts of burglary. The accusation. Running a bar code -- to -- Lagos at a fraction of their actual cost. How you ask well the -- allegedly covered up bar codes with forged labels that he created it turns out. It's not that hard to print these up at home the result he paid far less than retail value check -- The retail industry doesn't track bar code fraud separately and along with -- other losses it all adds up to a pretty penny. We. Other retailers lost over 35 billion dollars in 2010. Due -- theft pride and switching -- and replacing bar codes on store merchandise. There are high tech fixes such as RFID tags. But they come at a price some of the expense of solutions are some of the newly designed check -- systems that detect. Wait -- all of the weights and measures are injured in every piece of information about -- products comes at a cheaper line of defense. Is employee vigilance -- united -- percent of all products everywhere has a bar code. Physically printed on the box label they should know that it uses sticky -- -- -- to bar code that should raise red -- so it goes back to training. Stores should also make sure point of sale terminals display specific details when a product a scant. So -- can match descriptions with physical items.