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    Cash back scam!!


    This is an ALERT for everybody who shops anywhere
    at any time............Beware.........

    This 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 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 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!!!
     
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    Tsk tsk froggy! :eusa_naughty:
     
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    It is a common scam. Always check your receipts. Always.

    Just because the Email is weird is not reason to ignore the life lesson. There are scamming cashiers in lots of place, and the reason they give you a receipt is so that you have a record of what happened. And if you go out the door without checking... it is on you to prove you have been scammed.
     
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    I had the best cashier the other day at CVS.

    As I was checking out she asked for my CVS card and when she scanned it she told me I had some coupons I could redeem from my previous receipt. I didn't have my glasses on me so I asked her to read them and see which one would be best to apply. She proceeded to do some ninja coupon magic and saved me seven bucks! As she was finishing, I said oh and I got the laundry detergent for half price, right? Because there was a sign at the display buy one get one free. She said, oh I forgot and took the coupon off the top and handed me another 4 dollars! Excellent! :D
     

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