This one came from a senior center member:
The latest scam is at the register. After the order is rung up, some cashiers are adding some money to the bill, say, $20 or $30 to the bill.
The cashier is saying the credit card machine is broken, adding extra to the receipt as if you asked for a cash sum added to the bill.
One shopper caught the cashier and asked for the supervisor. The cashier was told to cancel the order and redo the entire order.
Had the shopper left the line before checking the receipt, it would have been difficult to prove the machine wasn’t broken, as the cashier tried to say. This goes for all stores, gas stations, restaurants, hotels, and the like.
There is always something new, but if I hear about it I will try to let you know.
Deborah E Joyce
“Identity Theft: A Victims Search For Justice” DB103152 also BARD
Look for my column in Consumer Vision Magazine by Bob Branco