Warning! There's a new scam going around that can cost you money!

on Nov 04, 2013 @ 09:52 am

There's bin a lot of reports going around lately of people being charged for cash back when they haven't asked for it. This has happened at a few Canadian stores over the last few weeks that I'm aware of and I thought everyone should be aware of this. The cashiers are adding onto your bill that you asked for cash back and pocketing the money for themselves. This is happening with credit cards and debit cards. If you don't notice this right away you'll not only lose out on the money that they pocket, but if they do it to your credit card, you'll also be charged interest on that money as a cash advance! Even if you do ask for cash back you should make sure your bill says the same amount that you've asked for because they can always put in that you asked for say $60 when you only wanted $20. It's pretty sad when people can do something like this to one another, but as we all know, things like this happen everyday. So keep your eye's out for this scam every time you go shopping, no matter where you shop and even if you think you know the cashier well. Stay safe everyone!!

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this sounds concerning... on Nov 05, 2013 @ 10:31 am

i just had my grocery last sunday and this made me check the receipt. luckily, didn't happen to me but atleast now, i have the idea of the possible things that might happen. thanks for sharing this. i feel bad knowing that there are people who rather take or steal money from others just because they need it. asking friends or families to lend / let you borrow some money isn't that hard. why would they do bad things. :(

Warning Money Scam. on Nov 24, 2013 @ 06:23 pm

There isn't anything some people wouldn't do to scam people for money.Imagine doing this to a seniors who's living on a pension.There are people living in this world that when their time comes,they just don't realize where they are going when they leave this world.Guess they haven't heard of the judgement day when we all have to be accounted for.What goes around comes around,I say.Thanks for the notice by the way,appreciate it.

saw this going around and have been checking EVER SINCE on Nov 24, 2013 @ 06:31 pm

just another reason to "check it twice", thanks for the heads up!

Source? on Nov 24, 2013 @ 09:00 pm

Just wondering if any newspaper/website had reported on it or not. Because when I tried to google this kind of scam, the only useful result I got was that it was an urban legend - http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_walmart_cash_back.htm

thanks! on Dec 14, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

Thanks for the info. Especially with everybody busily holiday shopping this is something that a customer might miss at the till.

suigeneris on Dec 16, 2013 @ 07:16 am

I heard about this from one of the girl's that runs a free sample web site that I go to. She said this happened to her and she was passing on the warning to her readers. She also posted her story on face book. I have no reason not to believe what she told us and I just thought I'd let everyone here know as well. It's up to you where you want to believe it or not, but I know I sure have bin watching out for this.

Thanks on Dec 16, 2013 @ 09:41 pm

Thanks for letting us know.

Thanks on Dec 17, 2013 @ 09:52 am

Oh wow people are horrible. Thank you so much, I never thought to look for that but I always will now!!!

Shame.. on Jan 23, 2014 @ 09:01 am

Something similar happened to a friend of mine a few years back. There was a cashier at Subway who was adding an extra "0" onto the amount put into the debit machine, and then would pocket the overage amount. Apparently he did this to a bunch of people before getting caught by the management. It's such a shame..


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