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Monday, November 22, 2010

Supermarket Checkout Scam

BAE Systems Normal.dot
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2010 4:55 PM
Subject: Fw: Check Your Receipts - This Could Happen

I bought a bunch of stuff, over £150, & 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 & to delete it. She said I'd have to take the £40
because she couldn't delete it. I told her to call a supervisor. Supervisor
came & said I'd have to take it. I said NO! Taking the £40 would be a cash
advance against my Credit card & I 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 & 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 & she deleted
it. The total came out right. The cashier agreed that the Electronic Pad
must be defective.

Obviously the cashier knew the electronic pad was defective because she
NEVER offered me the £40 at the beginning. Can you imagine how many people
went through before me & at the end of her shift how much money she

Just to alert everyone. My co worker went to Milford, Sainsburys 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 a receipt and the
cashier was annoyed and gave it to her. My co worker didn't look at her
receipt until later that night. The receipt showed that she asked for £20

My co-worker called Sainsburys who investigated but could not see the
cashier pocket the money. She then called her niece who works for the bank
and her niece told her this. This is a new scam going on. The cashier will
key in that you asked for cash back and then hand 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 is NOT limited to Sainsburys; they are one of the largest retailers so
they have the most incidents.

I am adding to this. My husband and I were in Sainsburys and paying with
credit card when my husband went to sign the credit card signer he just
happen to notice there was a £20 cash back added. He told the cashier that
he did not ask nor want cash back and she said this machine has been messing
up and she cancelled it. We really didn't think anything of it until we read
this email.

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!!!

Before leaving the check-out........check your receipt!!!!!

This could happen anywhere. Check your receipt before leaving the stand. I've
seen people do just that. Now I'll start!

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