New Scam in Time for the Holiday Season – BEWARE!!!

Just a good idea anyway…even prices sometimes ring up wrong…but the season does bring out the scam artists and thieves…best to be aware!!
They are at it again this year…………  Don’t rush.  Take time to check your receipts, no matter how many are in line behind you. PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR RECEIPTS – THIS IS IMPORTANT

WITH THE CHRISTMAS SEASON COMING UP THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT. PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG!!!!!
CHECK  YOUR  RECEIPTS BEFORE LEAVING ANY  CASHIER’S   STATION BECAUSE THIS   COULD HAPPEN ANYWHERE.
It happened at Wal-Mart (Supercenter Store   #1279,
10411 N Freeway 45, Houston   , TX   77037 a  month ago.I bought a bunch of  stuff,  over $150, & I glanced at my receipt as  the  cashier was handing me  the bags. I  saw  a  cash-back of $40. I told her I   didn’t request a cash  back & to delete  it.

She said  I’d  have to take the $40 because she  couldn’t  delete it. I told her to call a supervisor.

Supervisor came & said I’d  have to take it!  I said NO! Taking the $40 would be a cash advance against my  Discover & I wasn’t paying interest on  a cash advance!!!!!  If they couldn’t delete  it then they would have to  delete the whole order.

So the supervisor had the cashier delete the whole order & re-scan everything!

The  second time I looked at the electronic pad before I signed & a cash-back of $20 popped up. At that point I told the cashier & she deleted it.

The  total came  out right. The cashier agreed  that  the electronic pad must be  defective.  (yeah, right!)

Obviously  the cashier knew the electronic pad wasn’t defective because she NEVER offered me the  $40 at the beginning.

Can  you imagine how many people went through before me & at the end of her shift  how  much money she pocketed?

Just  to alert everyone. My coworker went to Milford, DE Wal-Mart last week.
She had her items rung up by the cashier. The cashier hurried her along and didn’t  give her a receipt.She asked the cashier for a receipt and the cashier was annoyed and gave  it to her.
My coworker didn’t look at her receipt until later that night. The receipt showed that she asked for $20 cash back. SHE DID NOT ASK FOR CASH BACK!

My coworker called Wal-Mart who investigated but could not see the cashier pocket the money. She then called her niece who works for the bank and her niece told her  This is a new scam. The cashier will key in that you asked for cash back and then hand it to her friend who is the next person in line.

Please,  please,  please check your receipts right away when using  credit or debit cards!

This is NOT limited to Wal-Mart, although they are the  largest  retailer so they have the most incidents.

I am adding to this….My husband and I were in  Wal-Mart  North Salisbury and paying with a credit  card.  When my husband went to  sign  the credit card signer, he just happened to notice there was a $20 cash back added. He  told  the cashier that he did not ask nor want cash  back and she said this machine  has been messing up  and she canceled it.
We didn’t think anything of it until we read this email.

I  wonder how many “seniors” have  been, or will be, “stung” by this one????

THIS SCAM CAN BE DONE  ANYWHERE,  AT ANY RETAIL OR WHOLESALE LOCATION!!!BEFORE LEAVING THE CASHIER’S STATION!!!!!
CHECK YOUR RECEIPT
BEFORE  LEAVING  THE STAND. I’VE SEEN PEOPLE DO JUST THAT. NOW I’LL  START!

PASS THIS ON TO  YOUR FRIENDS, KIDS,  LOVED  ONES!!!

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Regular men worry about bank balances, bills, waistlines, wifes, mistress' actual or potential, jobs, tires on the car, and politics. Sailors worry about boats. I sail, it is that simple. If you were talking about politics, religion, economics, money, business, your job, or your kids, I was probably not listening. Sorry, I am a sick man and claim no purchase on sanity.
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One Response to New Scam in Time for the Holiday Season – BEWARE!!!

  1. janieinMN says:

    just in case someone wants to quote snopes or other hoax busters — they’ve got it wrong on this one. while the ‘story’ in this email warning may be unsubstantiated, the SCAM ALERT IS REAL!! and was put out by the BBB (better business bureau) and a news agency in dec 2009.
    http://www.bbb.org/us/post/cashier-receipt-scams-1061
    http://www.komonews.com/news/consumer/79950347.html?tab=video&c=y

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