Scams, as if we didn’t have enough to be aware of!!

This morning I received the email that I pasted below.  I’m doing this because  IT MAKES ME MAD and because I don’t want this to happen to anyone, especially all of you special people that read my blog.  It’s a shame that the world we live in has come to this and that we have to be careful of the food and products we buy but also careful of who we buy from.  ARE YOU AS MAD AS I AM?????    Here’s the email my special friend sent to me:

 

Subj: A big scam

JUST IN CASE.  I KNOW THIS DOES HAPPEN HOPEFULLY NOT TO 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!!!!! 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. 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 RECEIPTBEFORE  LEAVING  THE STAND. I’VE SEEN PEOPLE DO JUST THAT. NOW I’LL  START!

If this is happening during the holidays, it probably happens everyday!!

3 responses to “Scams, as if we didn’t have enough to be aware of!!

  1. Whew! Thanks for the warning. We have trouble with wait staff not giving us back the CHANGE when we pay for cash. We get the dollars not the change.

    We have to be on the look out for everything now!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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  2. Wow, this is scary. I can see how a scammer could be very effective with this. Thanks for the warning!

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