Check your shopping receipts before you leave the shop.
Even if you are paying in cash, but mandatory when using any card system.
The big retailers particularly the supermarkets do not automatically hand you a receipt anymore if the sale is under $30. you must ask for it…
CHECK YOUR RECEIPTS BEFORE LEAVING THE CHECK-OUT
An associate bought a heap of stuff the other day while on holidaying in Melbourne (over $450), & when he glanced at his receipt as the cashier was handing him the bags. He saw cash out of $20.
He told her He didn't request any cash and to delete it. She said he'd have to take the $20 because she couldn't delete it.
He told Her to call a supervisor. Supervisor came and said he'd have to take it.. he said “NO Bloody way!”
Because taking the $20 would be a “cash advance” against his Credit card and 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 and re-scan everything!
The second time he looked at the electronic pad before he pinned in his number and again cash-back of $20 popped.
At that point he told the cashier and she deleted it. The total then came out right.
The cashier said that the Electronic Pad must be defective. Obviously the cashier knew the electronic pad was defective because she NEVER offered him any cash after either of the transactions.
Can you imagine how many people went through before him and by the end of her shift how much money she pocketed?
His wife went into a “Coles 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 the receipt and the cashier seemed annoyed but gave it to her.
She didn't look at her receipt until later that night when back at their Hotel. The receipt showed that she had asked for $20 cash. SHE DID NOT ASK FOR ANY CASH, NOR WAS SHE GIVEN IT!
So she called “Coles” Supermarket who investigated but could not see the cashier pocket the money.
When she spoke with a friend who works for one of the banks; she was told that this was a “new scam” and the cashiers carry out the scam when it is very busy so that people either don't ask for their receipts or don't look at them until they have left the store and most of the time they don't check it until they get home.
The cashier will key in that you asked for cash and then hand it to one of her friends when they next come through the check-out queue.
This is NOT limited to Coles; they are just one of the largest retailers so have the most incidents.
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!!!
IT COULD HAPPEN ANYWHERE. CHECK YOUR RECEIPT BEFORE LEAVING THE CHECK-OUT. ........
..CHECK YOUR RECEIPT!!!!!.
I've since seen people do just that….. SO NOW I'LL START!
PASS THIS ON TO YOUR FRIENDS, KIDS, - let’s not get ripped off.
Sent in from Graeme P, our bean counter.
BTW,. Anyone having experienced this phenomenon may post their comment here.
Naming and shaming will change the receipt system.
The time is always right to do what is right....Vest. Back soon.