Credit Cards another Scam, only this is less obvious

By | March 3, 2013

SCAM TO RIP YOU OFF WITH A CREDIT CARD.

READ THE SHARED EXPERIENCE BELOW TO BE WISE AND PRUDENT IN YOUR PURCHASING AND YOUR STAFF USE OF THE CREDIT CARD MACHINE.

The scams are growing from two sides with simplicity and sophistication, you don’t believe either until you are ripped off.

Subject: Fw: Check Your Receipts – This Happened in Melbourne !

 

This is worth reading if  you use a credit card when shopping…. Are you aware that you may not automatically be handed a receipt especially when 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 for over $450 the other day while holidaying in Melbourne , & when he glanced at his receipt as the cashier was handing him the bags, he saw a 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 up. 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 Warehouse 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 who investigated but could not see that the cashier pocketed the money.

 

They then spoke with a friend who works for one of the banks; they told them that this was a new scam that was bound to escalate. 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 larger retailers. 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!!! CHECK YOUR RECEIPT BEFORE LEAVING THE  CHECK-OUT……… PASS THIS ON TO YOUR Customers, Friends and make sure your Staff are aware of the fact that you know about this scam  – let’s not get ripped off from a customer or retailer side.

One safeguard, check your till reading against the credit card bill before signing or putting your Pin Number in.

 

Alliance Online Catering Equipment – suppliers of Pub and Bar Equipment to the Licensed Industry

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