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powderpig
11-10-2009, 08:48 AM
My mom passed this one to me. Just want to give a heads up, as it seems like this could happen to any one in a hurry.



THIS IS INTERESTING, CAN YOU IMAGINE AT XMAS 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!!!



:cheers:

farnhamstj
11-10-2009, 09:11 AM
Thanks never heard of that one.

Tch2fly
11-10-2009, 09:16 AM
I would advocate that everyone ask for and look at their credit card reciepts on every purchase.:thumb:

However I tend to be a bit sceptical of these things and remember getting this one some time back. According to Snopes -cash back scam (http://www.snopes.com/fraud/atm/cashback.asp) this email has been around a while and they said it is not true. Doesn't mean that something couldn't go wrong with a CC transaction ... always verify your purchases just in case :thumb:

Corbet
11-10-2009, 08:18 PM
I pretty much always use the self check out there and at grocery stores. I've found out that the less interaction I have with employees of Wal-mart the more tolerable the shopping experience.

Myredyota
11-11-2009, 01:02 AM
This happened to my wife a while back @ Wal Mart. The store would not do anything for her. We had to go straight to Discover.