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PostSubject: Possible scam   Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:57 pm

I didn't see this on Snopes, though someone who knows the site better might take a look and see. This just came in my email:

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CASH BACK-BEWARE

CAN YOU IMAGINE AT CHRISTMAS WHEN EVERYONE IS IN A RUSH !

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. 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 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 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 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. 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, 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 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 cancelled 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????

To make matters worse ...THIS SCAM CAN BE DONE ANYWHERE, AT ANY RETAIL OR WHOLESALE LOCATION!!!

Don't know if it's true or not, but if so, something to be aware of. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Possible scam   Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:06 pm

This is why, unless I'm buying something like a television or other REALLY big ticket item, I use cash. Not necessary because the cashiers are crooked but because any computerized system can develop a glitch, acquire a "bug" or be discreetly manipulated in a way that can cause no end of trouble.
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PostSubject: Re: Possible scam   Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:19 pm

Yeah. I like the convenience of my debit card, but lately I've gone back over to cash for the small items, like my coffee.

Looked at my bank statement and saw what looked suspiciously like double charges for my coffee a few times.

Four dollars isn't worth the hassle of making a fuss, but I do make sure I use cash at that cafe now.
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PostSubject: Re: Possible scam   Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:29 pm

Yeah, debit and credit cards make it too damned easy for someone to be dishonest. I don't even use an ATM card. Skywise has one but unless the bank is closed -- and we ONLY use the ATM at the bank we use -- we don't use it.
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PostSubject: Re: Possible scam   Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:44 pm

I use check or cash anymore unless it's something online then I use paypal. I don't bother using a debit or credit card anymore.
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