Cash Back Warning!

grocerycheckoutIt happened at Wal-Mart (Supercenter Store #1279, 10411 N Freeway 45, Houston , TX 77037 a month ago. 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 Discover & 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 pocketed?

Just to alert everyone. My co worker went to Milford , DE Wal-Mart 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 cash back. SHE DID NOT ASK FOR CASH BACK! My co-worker called Wal-Mart 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 line.

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

This is NOT limited to Wal-Mart, although they are the largest retailer so they have the most incidents.

grocerylineI am adding to this. My husband and I were in Wal-Mart North Salisbury 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!!!

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8 Responses

  1. jamie says:

    i have worked for walmart and i will say there are some dirty cashiers like that that will steal your money so their draw dont show up short but those machines do mess up alot i have had to refix many final totals because the card readers added cash back.

  2. Angelica says:

    This is the EXACT reason as to why I only use cash at grocery stores. There’s always some kind of “mix up” or “defect.” I’m poor enough already! It’s a terrible world we live in.

  3. Tifa says:

    I work at Walmart and mess up or no there is no possible way for the cashier to access the cash back option from their side. Only the customer can request cash back through the debit reader. This is extremely fake.

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree with you I used to work at Walmart for 3 years and there isn’t an option for us to request it. The only way to actually access more cash for the customer is by a check and the customer has to tell you to put the total $20 over if they want $20 back from a check.

  4. Hugh says:

    Yesterday the cashier at Winn-Dixie moved the debit reader around, asked me if I wanted a cash back. I said NO and he completed the entry on the reader. Foolishly, I did not check my receipt until I got home and discovered that I was a victim of the “Cash Back Scam”.

  5. MingLu says:

    我不是家属那个采买. 从不之前这听说的!感谢。

  6. Rachel says:

    I once worked for Walmart. There is no way that the cashier can select cash back function, unless the cashier walks around to where the customer is standing. Or, the cashier turns the keypad around to him/her and enters the cash back amount. If a customer allows the cashier to turn the keypad around and allows the cashier to select a cashback amount, the customer is stupid and deserves to be cheated!

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