Beware of holiday scams, especially if you are paying for your purchase with a credit or debit card.
CHECK YOUR RECEIPTS BEFORE LEAVING THE CASHIER’S STATION!
Especially during this very busy and stressful time before the holidays!
It happened at large discount store chain a month ago. Someone made a purchase, over $150, and glanced at his receipt as the cashier was handing over the bags. He saw a cash-back of $40. When he told the cashier that he didn’t request a cash back she said that he would have to take the $40 because she couldn’t delete it. I told her to call a supervisor. Supervisor came and said “You have to take it.” Customer said NO! Taking the $40 would be a cash advance against my Discover & he 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. Obviously the cashier knew the electronic pad was 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.
Another person went to a Milford, DE store last week. She had her items rung up by the cashier. The cashier hurried 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. She didn’t look at her receipt until later that night. The receipt showed that she asked $20 cash back although she did not. The store was called and they investigated but they could not see the cashier pocket the money on the video tape. She then called her niece who works for the bank and her niece told her that this is a new scam going on. 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 check your receipts right away when using credit or debit cards!
A husband and wife were in Wal-Mart North Salisbury and paying with credit card when the husband went to sign the credit card signer he just happen 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.
I wonder how many people have been, or will be, “stung” by this one?