Redmond Wash. - SIRAS, point-of-sale product registration technology provider, has announced that its crime-fighting tool, SIRAS P.I., has surpassed 2,000 subscribing police and law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada.
The SIRAS P.I. database contains hundreds of millions of product serial number transaction records and helps link products with cases of identity theft, stolen credit cards, retail fraud, and organized retail crime, and has helped law enforcement professionals nationwide apprehend and convict perpetrators of retail crimes.
Subscriptions to SIRAS P.I. are free of charge to authorized law enforcement personnel. Subscribing agencies span North America and include the FBI, the U.S. Secret Service, the Los Angeles Police Department, and the New York Police Department.
"Interest in SIRAS P.I. continues to grow because it has proven itself to be an invaluable tool for law enforcement," said Peter Junger, president of SIRAS.
SIRAS P.I. gives law enforcement officials real-time access, either via the web or a toll-free number, to search the company's product database by serial number in order to help them determine exactly where and when products had been purchased and if they may indeed have been stolen - either from an individual, from a retailer or
during transit. Law enforcement officials and retailers additionally have the ability to report stolen
items to the database.
SIRAS P.I. also gives law enforcement officials the ability to link suspicious or stolen products to specific criminal incidents. For those items suspected of being purchased with fraudulent tender, including stolen credit cards or gift cards, SIRAS P.I. allows authorized law enforcement
agents to trace a product's retail transaction history with pinpoint accuracy.
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