posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 11:08 AM
I know that normally when one talks about scams one talks about customers trying to confuse cashiers.
That said, it happens. However, that's not what I wish to discuss, and I'd love to know if others are seeing it as well. I've asked on 4 other
boards now and I'm getting a lot of confirmation from people about recent experiences.
When it first started happening to me I shrugged it off as mistakes. Now I think it is something else. I have had the very weird experience of it
happening to me every time I've left the house for the last week or two. It's happened at the bank, the grocery store, the movies. Actually every
place BUT the drug store.
Cashiers are short changing me, or saying I gave them a 10 when I gave them a 20, or a 1 when I gave them a 5. It's not all malicious, because
sometimes the bill will STILL be in their hand or laying on top of the register and they really just act...well...stupid.
One friend said that there's been a rash of cashier's keying in that customers want cash back, and then pocketing it, knowing that most people
don't check their receipts that well on cards.
I also had 2 bills that I paid, where I got receipts, and then it was not credited to my account. I've had to take the receipt in to prove that I
paid. It's all making me feel a bit paranoid.
The other thing that has happened is I should have got a $1.50 Catalina at a grocery store. I saw it come out, and the cashier took it and put it
beside the register. When I asked for it, she said nothing came out. They are not keyed to individual's cards, like the drug store rewards
programs are. It made me a bit angry but I wasn't going to argue - but then a friend told me the same thing happened to her - and then I heard of
someone else I know paying for her groceries with Catalina's that she got from a romantic interest who was a cashier. She said that her girlfriend
was a cashier and that people often just leave the Catalinas or say they don't want them.
I can see how if you skim 1.00 and 3.00 Catalinas all day that belong to others that you could easily have enough to pay for a lot of groceries. If
you have a Catalina missing, save your receipt and write the store and the Catalina folks.
So anyway, that's some of my experiences, and I'd love to hear if others are seeing the same sorts of things, and well, to just generally alert
folks to watch their transactions like a hawk.