eBay and Jewelers' Security Alliance Join Forces to Stand Against Jewelry Crimes
August 24, 2010
eBay announced it is partnering with the Jewelers' Security Alliance (JSA) to support the investigative efforts of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as state and local law enforcement agencies, to tackle organized jewelry crime through greater information sharing, company officials said. With the help of frequent e-mail crime alerts and print publication, a website, seminars and consulting activities, JSA fulfills the mission of informing and alerting jewelers about these crimes, officials at JSA said. The organization works with the FBI and local law enforcement agencies. It shares its data and analysis with them so as to foster the war against the jewelry crime. The groups will collaborate through meetings to regularly discuss the state of the industry; sharing best practices and taking measures to eradicate illegal activity. It will also make efforts in identifying ways to make use of new technology, including the JSA e-mail network and stolen jewelry website, as well as eBay's PROACT program, eBay officials said. The initiatives will also assist law enforcement in identifying and tracking organized jewelry; and collaborate with the FBI Jewelry and Gem Initiative to help identify crime rings that have been responsible for stealing jewelry.