MRC executive director to moderate discussion at NRF Conference

(Seattle, WA—April 28, 2009) The Merchant Risk Council (MRC), a merchant-led trade association focused on electronic commerce risk and payments globally, today announced that Tom Donlea, MRC Executive Director, will moderate the session “What Every Loss Prevention/Risk Manager Must Know in Today’s Economy” as part of the National Retail Federation’s Loss Prevention Conference & EXPO in Los Angeles this June.

Donlea will lead an active panel of fraud experts from Apple, Inc. and Staples, Inc. The panel will discuss the most recent advancements that merchants have gained in fraud prevention, as well as highlight the top tips every multi-channel retailer needs to consider in minimizing risk.

“Electronic commerce plays a crucial role in our industry today,” said Rhett Asher, Vice President of Loss Prevention for the NRF, “Having such a talented group share their expertise about how to minimize the risk of fraud will be of great value to our attendees.”

The panelists for this session are veteran MRC members who will be providing attendees with real-world experiences, tips and tricks for combating e-Commerce fraud, including:

      - How to continuously improve your fraud/risk management system

      - The value of effectively managing and disputing chargebacks

      - The importance and impact of reporting fraud to law enforcement agencies

      - How payments can impact your particular e-Commerce business model (both good and bad)

This session takes place at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17 as part of the NRF Loss Prevention Conference & EXPO at the Los Angeles Convention Center