Friday, 26 November 2010

IMPORTANT: Please Check your Visa/ Mastercard Receipt before Authorising payment at Retail Outlets.

IMPORTANT : CHECK YOUR RECEIPTS BEFORE LEAVING THE CHECK-OUT !!

Anecdotal item from the Internet. Please note, there is no verification that this this story is true (in fact I think it an unlikely tale and wonder if it isn't a send up in itself ?)  Nevertheless a cautionary tale for your consideration. This could happen to YOU!

"I bought grocieries valued at over £150 from a supermarket.  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 and asked her to delete it. She said I'd have to take the £40 because she couldn't delete it and she was supported by her supervisor. Taking the £40 would be a cash advance against my Credit card and  I wasn't paying interest on a cash advance!
I again refused to accept the advance and the supervisor instructed the the cashier to delete the whole order and 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, who immediately deleted it. The total came out right. (The cashier agreed that the Electronic Pad must be defective.) Can you imagine how many people went through before me?"

 It was further alleged that a colleague went  to a n unnamed supermarket the same week. She had her items rung up by the cashier, who hurried her along but did not offer a receipt. Only after a specific request did the cashier give it to her. The receipt showed that she asked for £20 cash back. SHE DID NOT ASK FOR CASH BACK!
This is a new scam that is alleged to be going on. It is alleged that the cashier keys in that you asked for cash back and then hands it to her friend, who is the next person in the queue.

Please, please, please check your receipts right away when using credit or debit cards!

THIS SCAM CAN BE DONE ANYWHERE, AT ANY RETAIL OR WHOLESALE LOCATION!!!
SO, BEFORE LEAVING THE CHECK-OUT........CHECK YOUR RECEIPT VERY, VERY CAREFULLY !!!!!

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