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#845416 - 10/28/12 12:38 PM Check your invoices. Another scam.
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When you use your card to buy something, check if there is not an additional 20 or more added on the invoice.

We buy something, a lot of people in line to pay, the taxes are added, we say OK and we put the invoice in the bag without checking. We get home and see that a 20 was added as we do if we needed cash.

So, check your invoice. smirk

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#845417 - 10/28/12 12:41 PM Re: Check your invoices. Another scam. [Re: Chief]
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Ouch! That stinks! Good advice Chief, thanks.

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#845465 - 10/28/12 03:55 PM Re: Check your invoices. Another scam. [Re: Chief]
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Thanks Chief wave
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#845488 - 10/28/12 05:43 PM Re: Check your invoices. Another scam. [Re: Chief]
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What a diabolic plot to scam us! I usually mentally add my purchases and when I get to checkout I pretty much know what the total should be. Now I'm going to go through my stack of receipts (I save them all until tax day) and see if anything shows up that surprises me. Thanks for the heads up.
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#845493 - 10/28/12 06:22 PM Re: Check your invoices. Another scam. [Re: Chief]
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Thanks Chief for the heads up!!!

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#845525 - 10/28/12 09:40 PM Re: Check your invoices. Another scam. [Re: Chief]
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Oh my!

Thanks, Chief!

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#845611 - 10/29/12 11:00 AM Re: Check your invoices. Another scam. [Re: MaG]
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Whose getting this extra 20 or more? More importantly, whose adding the extra 20 or more?

Most stores I shop at don't input the amount, but only determine payment type when a credit card is used. The amount comes directly for the cash register.

If the cashier is inputing the extra 20 or more, their register balance would be off at the end of their shift if they were inputing the extra 20 or more.
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#845612 - 10/29/12 11:15 AM Re: Check your invoices. Another scam. [Re: Chief]
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If the cashier punches in an extra twenty and takes the cash no one would know.

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#845616 - 10/29/12 11:20 AM Re: Check your invoices. Another scam. [Re: Chief]
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EEK!!!!!
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#845621 - 10/29/12 11:41 AM Re: Check your invoices. Another scam. [Re: Chief]
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It's so easy to do. This happened to me at a bank which I no longer will ever use. I deposited an even 100 dollar check. Was a busy day and the gal at the auto teller didn't send me copy of 'their' receipt, so I drove off not realizing it would matter. Never had a problem before. Well, the 100 never showed up in my account. The gal pocketed it and never made the deposit. I had quite a go round with the bank manager who finally agreed they 'suspected' this gal of theft, but couldn't prove it so they fired her. I NEVER got back my hundred, even after I got copies of the check I deposited from the other party's bank. Each time, the copy came back so badly smeared you couldn't read the stamp on the back. Turned out it was a 'sister' bank of the one I used. Talk about coverup! I was advised by a fraud expert to never do things in EVEN amounts. Always use dollars and some cents if you can to make it more confusing for the 'thief' to carry out their plans.

Also watch for cashiers who 'forget' to give you your change. Happened twice in the last month. Usually a new person and usually a total mistake but then they can pocket that too if you aren't watching.

Oh the ways we get cheated!
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#845675 - 10/29/12 04:35 PM Re: Check your invoices. Another scam. [Re: Chief]
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Wow, people stoop to new lows.... frown
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#845689 - 10/29/12 05:42 PM Re: Check your invoices. Another scam. [Re: Lotus777]
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Is it just me or would this kind of thing never happen when we were young???
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#845700 - 10/29/12 06:13 PM Re: Check your invoices. Another scam. [Re: Chief]
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The article I read about the 20 cent added on applied to debit cards only and was added by the retailers to cover the fees they have to pay. If I remember the article correctly, they were not allowed to add a fee to credit card purchases because the credit card companies didn't allow it but nothing prevented them from adding the fee for debit cards.

All of that was a few years ago and I think prior to the major legislation that went through Congress on credit card interest rates and fees. That may have affected debit cards too.

While it's possible that the cashier was doing this I suspect it is less likely than the store itself doing it.
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#845702 - 10/29/12 06:29 PM Re: Check your invoices. Another scam. [Re: Chief]
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I thought Chief was talking about the cashier adding 20 dollars to it. When you use a debit card it asks if you want cash back and you can do it from the keypad or the cashier can add it on the register.

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#845705 - 10/29/12 06:57 PM Re: Check your invoices. Another scam. [Re: Chief]
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Oh, I see now. Yeah, I was thinking of something else.

Wow! I think I would notice twenty dollars added. I usually do the same as Sorta Blonde so I know within a dollar or so what the total should be but I confess I have gotten lazy lately and don't always keep track. I guess it's back to the mental arithmetic. Hey, it helps keep you sharp too. smile


Edited by BobH (10/29/12 06:58 PM)
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