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(CBS4Denver - KCNC)   "COVID Bandit" probably isn't how you want a customer to sign his check at a restaurant--until you notice that he included a $200 tip for each and every person working in the joint   (denver.cbslocal.com) divider line
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2305 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Feb 2021 at 8:51 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-02-26 8:54:33 PM  
The sceptic in me wonders if the credit card company will validate the charge if it's not signed with an actual name.

Or maybe I'm missing something.

Or maybe he's actually named Covid Bandit.
 
2021-02-26 8:57:49 PM  
Oh boy, $200 from a random wealthy patron there's no guarantee would ever have visited the establishment at all is clearly worth them risking their lifes for below minimum wage during a poorly contained global pandemic.

Yay capitalism!
 
2021-02-26 9:11:43 PM  

Calypsocookie: The sceptic in me wonders if the credit card company will validate the charge if it's not signed with an actual name.

Or maybe I'm missing something.

Or maybe he's actually named Covid Bandit.


If I order take out, I don't need to sign. I give them my card number, etc.

Do you really think the CC Co is going to look at every statement to validate unless someone complains about the charge....

Well, then, perhaps this is where they are going ... Yay, 200$... Bzzzt, rejected....
 
2021-02-26 9:13:41 PM  

leeksfromchichis: Oh boy, $200 from a random wealthy patron there's no guarantee would ever have visited the establishment at all is clearly worth them risking their lifes for below minimum wage during a poorly contained global pandemic.

Yay capitalism!


You must be a blast a parties.
 
2021-02-26 9:17:47 PM  
I left a large-ish tip (not really, like $10 on a $3 drink) at a coffee shop once. My credit card company texted me about 10 minutes later asking me to confirm the unusually large tip.

That type of activity triggers their attention, apparently.
 
2021-02-26 9:23:27 PM  

Calypsocookie: The sceptic in me wonders if the credit card company will validate the charge if it's not signed with an actual name.

Or maybe I'm missing something.

Or maybe he's actually named Covid Bandit.


Only matters if he challenges the charges on his card.

/even then, not really.  The credit card company would yank the money back, leaving the restaurant to be the bad guy for the employees.
 
2021-02-26 9:32:13 PM  

leeksfromchichis: Oh boy, $200 from a random wealthy patron there's no guarantee would ever have visited the establishment at all is clearly worth them risking their lifes for below minimum wage during a poorly contained global pandemic.

Yay capitalism!


People working because they need money now have more money.   Truly horrible story.
 
2021-02-26 9:32:51 PM  

Eric Shun: I left a large-ish tip (not really, like $10 on a $3 drink) at a coffee shop once. My credit card company texted me about 10 minutes later asking me to confirm the unusually large tip.

That type of activity triggers their attention, apparently.


I worked for Papa John's and our PROFIT system denied a driver a 75% tip on a MASSIVE two-trip/1 delivery fee order. Many systems newer than 90's/very early 00's systems will flat-out not process an adjustment beyond a certain percentage.
 
2021-02-26 9:33:27 PM  

Calypsocookie: The sceptic in me wonders if the credit card company will validate the charge if it's not signed with an actual name.

Or maybe I'm missing something.

Or maybe he's actually named Covid Bandit.


Worst thing that happens is you get a call to verify it. This is coming from someone that used to just draw a stick figure horse.

/ I've also been Madonna
// and Jesus F. Christ
/// we all know the F stands for
 
2021-02-26 9:36:42 PM  

creckert: Calypsocookie: The sceptic in me wonders if the credit card company will validate the charge if it's not signed with an actual name.

Or maybe I'm missing something.

Or maybe he's actually named Covid Bandit.

Worst thing that happens is you get a call to verify it. This is coming from someone that used to just draw a stick figure horse.

/ I've also been Madonna
// and Jesus F. Christ
/// we all know the F stands for


Fauci?
 
2021-02-26 9:37:59 PM  

InvisibleInsane: creckert: Calypsocookie: The sceptic in me wonders if the credit card company will validate the charge if it's not signed with an actual name.

Or maybe I'm missing something.

Or maybe he's actually named Covid Bandit.

Worst thing that happens is you get a call to verify it. This is coming from someone that used to just draw a stick figure horse.

/ I've also been Madonna
// and Jesus F. Christ
/// we all know the F stands for

Fauci?


Faust, actually
 
2021-02-26 9:38:53 PM  

creckert: InvisibleInsane: creckert: Calypsocookie: The sceptic in me wonders if the credit card company will validate the charge if it's not signed with an actual name.

Or maybe I'm missing something.

Or maybe he's actually named Covid Bandit.

Worst thing that happens is you get a call to verify it. This is coming from someone that used to just draw a stick figure horse.

/ I've also been Madonna
// and Jesus F. Christ
/// we all know the F stands for

Fauci?

Faust, actually


You drive a hard bargain.
 
2021-02-26 9:39:47 PM  
Whoever he is, he's either flush with weed money, or on a spending spree with a stolen credit card.
 
2021-02-26 10:06:07 PM  
Although this could be one of those true acts of kindness that hit the news from time to time, because it's done via credit card, I'd be suspicious about a few bad possibilities on a $6,800+ charge.

Stolen CC (but I imagine that's unlikely with a physical card as I'd assume most people report/close immediately)
Unauthorized (or soon to be claimed "unauthorized") use of a family member's card. "You did WHAT???" will be yelled at someone in the next few weeks.

If I were the restaurant owner, I'd be anxiously counting down the 60 days or whatever that he'd be able to dispute the charge to pass to know that we're in the clear.  I imagine the CC fees alone were more than the food bill.
 
2021-02-26 10:55:32 PM  
A friend left a $1000 tip for a fountain drink at a bar one time (he doesn't drink).

The bar owner called me to let me know about it. My friend was admitted to the psychiatric hospital later that night. Turns out he needed help.
 
2021-02-26 11:01:28 PM  

Eric Shun: I left a large-ish tip (not really, like $10 on a $3 drink) at a coffee shop once. My credit card company texted me about 10 minutes later asking me to confirm the unusually large tip.

That type of activity triggers their attention, apparently.


From you.
 
2021-02-26 11:15:36 PM  

Calypsocookie: The sceptic in me wonders if the credit card company will validate the charge if it's not signed with an actual name.

Or maybe I'm missing something.

Or maybe he's actually named Covid Bandit.


No. They won't. But I'm betting he paid cash. Especially since we already learned from one of these stories that there is a limit on CC tips to prevent fraud.
 
2021-02-26 11:21:09 PM  
Is Jesus F Christ related to Jesus H Christ?
 
2021-02-27 1:46:22 AM  
Don't let the new PR campaign fool you, the COVID Bandit would kill you, and everything that you hold dear.

He can't be bargained with. He can't be reasoned with. He doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear, and he absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead. I can only hope that he learns the value of a human life.

/Seriously, the story is awesome
//We need to raise the minimum wage to $15, even for employees earning tips
 
2021-02-27 7:21:24 AM  

Raoul Eaton: Is Jesus F Christ related to Jesus H Christ?


No, but they were in the same class, so the teachers resorted to using middle initials to sort them out.

/   This happened at my schools where _three_ kids had the same first and last names.
//    Happens a lot in catholic areas.
 
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