CHECK YOUR RECEIPTS BEFORE LEAVING THE CHECK-OUT

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS…

Another e-mail from our English “Cousin” Peter: Don’t ignore this one. Check your debit/credit card receipts before you leave stores . This is another scam that has reared it’s ugly head!!!!!
P.

[I HAVE REMOVED THE NAME OF THE STORE. OTHERWISE, THE CIRCULATING MESSAGE READS]
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 credit card & 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.

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. My co-worker went to [SUPERMARKET] 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 co-worker 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 co-worker called [SUPERMARKET] 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 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 the queue. Please, please, please check your receipts right away when using credit or debit cards! This is NOT limited to [SUPERMARKET]; they are one of the largest retailers so they have the most incidents. I am adding to this. My husband and I were in [SUPERMARKET] and paying with credit card when my 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. We really 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?

MOXIE ADDS: So, dear friends, if you have an elder in your family who is holiday shopping for her grandchildren, go along and make sure that this precaution is taken.

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