"Amazon, eBay, Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp, Etsy—all of those are utilized by illicit online sellers, and they’re allowed to get away with it because the illicit sellers are allowed to operate with anonymity on the internet. They don’t have to list their real name or real address or location or their real banking information. So no one is concerned about being caught if they’re not even using their real name."

Ben Dugan, president of the Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail, a trade group focused on crime at retailers, commenting to The New York Times for its recent report, “Thefts, Always an Issue for Retailers, Become More Brazen.”