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5207 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Dec 2022 at 8:17 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-08 6:26:52 PM  
This scene comes to mind:

Moses Pray: And stop standing around here checking on me! You don't have to worry. I ain't about to leave some poor little child stranded in the middle of nowhere. I've got scruples too, ya know. You know what that is... scruples?
Addie Loggins: No, I don't know what it is but if you've got 'em, it's a sure bet they belong to somebody else!
[Addie stalks off]
 
2022-12-08 7:44:55 PM  
FTFA: The two people managed to confuse the cashier when they asked that the "cash" button on the register be hit in order for their credit card to work...The sheriff's office is calling the incident a "theft by deception."

These people should be employed by Walmart as security vulnerability experts.
 
2022-12-08 7:55:13 PM  

vudukungfu: This scene comes to mind:


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2022-12-08 8:21:23 PM  
This would not have happened if the used self-checkout.
 
2022-12-08 8:22:01 PM  
How far below room temperature is the IQ of the cashier for this trick to work?
 
2022-12-08 8:22:15 PM  
They didn't even Tango

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2022-12-08 8:27:29 PM  

vudukungfu: This scene comes to mind:

Moses Pray: And stop standing around here checking on me! You don't have to worry. I ain't about to leave some poor little child stranded in the middle of nowhere. I've got scruples too, ya know. You know what that is... scruples?
Addie Loggins: No, I don't know what it is but if you've got 'em, it's a sure bet they belong to somebody else!
[Addie stalks off]


I've seen that movie exactly once many years ago but that line has stuck with me ever since.
 
2022-12-08 8:29:04 PM  

mrmopar5287: How far below room temperature is the IQ of the cashier for this trick to work?


Probably the same guy that you give a 10 and a 1 to buy something for 6 bucks, and then they give you back the one, and then 4 more 1's.
And then you sit there wondering if you should explain to the cashier that you wanted a 5 dollar bill back not 5 1's, but then realizing that it would probably not be worth your time to do so.
 
2022-12-08 8:30:07 PM  
Sounds like it turned out to be a temporary discount, with higher fees and penalties than simply using a credit card.
 
2022-12-08 8:31:04 PM  

mrmopar5287: How far below room temperature is the IQ of the cashier for this trick to work?


I was in the checkout line at Walmart where a guy was trying to pay for a six-pack of toilet paper with a $100 bill.

I wondered what was taking so long and poked my head around to see that the guy was in holding what appeared to be a coupon of some sort.

The clerk was trying explain that she didn't have enough cash in the drawer for change.

Then I realized that the "coupon" was a poorly printed inkjet copy of money.  It looked like he had clipped it out of a newspaper.

He left the TP and walked away.

When I got to the front of the line to pay, I asked the clerk if she knew that the guy had tried to pass off a really bad counterfeit copy of money.

She shrugged her shoulders and just said " I didn't have enough change in the drawer."
 
2022-12-08 8:31:30 PM  
Walk in naked? Oh that's $6000 alright.

/ To get out.
 
2022-12-08 8:31:40 PM  
That instruction description doesn't make it quite clear enough.  Anyone have better description of their process?

Asking for seven whoville residents who won't stop singing Fahoo fores dahoo dores
 
2022-12-08 8:35:45 PM  
Didn't Walmart just say that if people keep stealing so much from them, they'll have to close a bunch of stores?

In light of that statement, good. Keep it coming. They steal a lot more from their employees through wage theft and exploitation than we could ever carry out of stores.
 
2022-12-08 8:36:26 PM  

mrmopar5287: How far below room temperature is the IQ of the cashier for this trick to work?


I know, right? That stupid, teenage moron working minimum wage. They should have been fired on the spot. fark, dock their wages as well. This multi-billion company can't afford these kind of mistakes. Walmart should press charges against them as well.

But, yeah. That was stupid.
 
2022-12-08 8:38:02 PM  

maxandgrinch: That instruction description doesn't make it quite clear enough.  Anyone have better description of their process?


Probably some vague language about how the people swiping the credit card are trying to pay with it as a cash advance on the card and that requires the cashier to "Hit the cash button. It's a cash advance on the card, so you have to hit the cash button. COME ON MAN, I'm trying to pay for this now and don't have much time. HIT THE CASH BUTTON so I can PAY FOR THIS!"

Helps if they do this at a busy time with few lines open, and the line is backing up and people behind are getting or already are impatient.
 
2022-12-08 8:38:52 PM  
The sad part is that the cashiers literally have a scam warning on their register saying never to hit the cash button.   Source - finally escaped working at Walmart this year.
 
2022-12-08 8:38:57 PM  
The two people managed to confuse the cashier when they asked that the "cash" button on the register be hit in order for their credit card to work.
The tactic then led to the merchandise getting rung up as if it would be paid for by cash, so their credit cards were not charged, WRDW reported.
They left the store with $3,400 in merchandise and $3,000 in gift cards.



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2022-12-08 8:40:24 PM  
For every woman in jail, there is a guy who talked her into doing something stupid.
 
2022-12-08 8:41:37 PM  
They probably need those gift cards to bail their son out of jail.
 
2022-12-08 8:42:40 PM  

Pharmdawg: For every woman in jail, there is a guy who talked her into doing something stupid.


Yes, women are totally incapable of doing wrong on their own.

/s
 
2022-12-08 8:42:44 PM  

Johnson: The guy was in holding what appeared to be a coupon of some sort... It looked like he had clipped it out of a newspaper.


Where are you getting your coupons?
 
2022-12-08 8:46:00 PM  

omnimancer28: The sad part is that the cashiers literally have a scam warning on their register saying never to hit the cash button.   Source - finally escaped working at Walmart this year.


So it's apparently a really common scam that the cashier was probably forewarned about.
 
2022-12-08 8:47:08 PM  

Pharmdawg: For every woman in jail, there is a guy who talked her into doing something stupid.


You got that backwards, babe. In my experience, anyway.
 
2022-12-08 8:48:30 PM  
I just bought a 7" x 16" lathe from a very reputable catalog. MM is the initials.
A little bit south of a 2 grand purchase. They sent me milling machine that costs around $1700.00
When I sent them an email asking where is my lathe and why did you send me a mill, they said you lathe is on the way and would you like to purchase the mill for $700.00?
I bet GrogSmash2 could relate You bet your ass I bought it for a $1000.00 off
No one cares any more at a lot of levels.

First project is I am chucking up a frozen turking and spinning it round and then I am going to cut a keyway in it...
 
2022-12-08 8:49:44 PM  
You'd think that something as valuable as a cash button on a cash register should locked and require floor manager with keys to unlock the button, than then help the couple roll the $6K fraud out the door.
 
2022-12-08 8:50:35 PM  
Man, this is like a scam they tired waaaaay back when I had just graduated and was working at Burger King. The will either flash a $20 and then hand over a $10, or they'd ask you to break a bill while you have the drawer open, hoping to confuse you and switch it up again, asking to do something like then switch the $20 to a $50, or something. I caught someone trying it once, and just acted like I didn't even notice.
 
2022-12-08 8:51:27 PM  

Fireproof: omnimancer28: The sad part is that the cashiers literally have a scam warning on their register saying never to hit the cash button.   Source - finally escaped working at Walmart this year.

So it's apparently a really common scam that the cashier was probably forewarned about.


Common af.  They also like to distract you and reach over to hit it themselves.
 
2022-12-08 8:53:30 PM  

mrmopar5287: maxandgrinch: That instruction description doesn't make it quite clear enough.  Anyone have better description of their process?

Probably some vague language about how the people swiping the credit card are trying to pay with it as a cash advance on the card and that requires the cashier to "Hit the cash button. It's a cash advance on the card, so you have to hit the cash button. COME ON MAN, I'm trying to pay for this now and don't have much time. HIT THE CASH BUTTON so I can PAY FOR THIS!"

Helps if they do this at a busy time with few lines open, and the line is backing up and people behind are getting or already are impatient.


Walmart is kind of like the military, or the DMV. Certainly there are some people there who are vastly overqualified and keep everything running smoothly. However, due to the need for people and the lack of people to fill positions, they'll also hire people who can barely put two words together.

This leads to situations where prospective fraudsters will go through lines to find the simpletons and then when they're ready to pull some shiat, they know whose line to go through when it's time for the Big Haul.

I saw this at a Walgreens the other day. I just went in to get some eye drops, but the woman in front of me walked up with several things and an umbrella with no price tag. So the cashier asks her to go back and get one with a price tag, but of course she came back with two different looking ones with price tags (but different prices). Then they got into a debate about which one she wanted to get, and she kept switching them. First the black one, then the green one...wait, maybe the black one is better. Maybe both. Can I just get both? Wait, I don't need two umbrellas...and every time, the cashier had to remove the order or otherwise modify it.

I didn't really like having my time wasted, but at the same time it was kind of an obvious setup for a scam. She was trying to see how proficient the cashier was on the register and how easy it was to get away with a minor con game. Later on, she might come back and try to pull some major shiat...what these people did, or use a stolen credit card to buy gift cards, or who knows what.
 
2022-12-08 8:53:52 PM  

BitwiseShift: You'd think that something as valuable as a cash button on a cash register should locked and require floor manager with keys to unlock the button, than then help the couple roll the $6K fraud out the door.


Anything above $50 paid with cash nowadays should require a supervisor. They have to test the bills with those marker pens (useless) but also verify with UV and watermarks.

A gas station I visited was when I used a fiver to buy a drink and snack. The cashier was checking that bill. DO YOU THINK I'M WASTING MY TIME COUNTERFEITING FIVES?!
 
2022-12-08 8:55:40 PM  

Mikey1969: Man, this is like a scam they tired waaaaay back when I had just graduated and was working at Burger King. The will either flash a $20 and then hand over a $10, or they'd ask you to break a bill while you have the drawer open, hoping to confuse you and switch it up again, asking to do something like then switch the $20 to a $50, or something. I caught someone trying it once, and just acted like I didn't even notice.


Me took, when working at Walgreens. A fast change guy was trying to pay with one bill, asking for change with a specific set of bills, then changing up his request while I was counting.

SOLUTION: I put all the cash in the drawer, slammed it shut, and called a manager to count the drawer out from the current register saved in the computer.

"Sir, my manager will count the drawer and give you your change in just a minute."
 
2022-12-08 8:56:26 PM  

mrmopar5287: How far below room temperature is the IQ of the cashier for this trick to work?


Walmart
 
2022-12-08 8:57:27 PM  

wegro: mrmopar5287: How far below room temperature is the IQ of the cashier for this trick to work?

I know, right? That stupid, teenage moron working minimum wage. They should have been fired on the spot. fark, dock their wages as well. This multi-billion company can't afford these kind of mistakes. Walmart should press charges against them as well.

But, yeah. That was stupid.


Make up your mind. Are walmart workers teenagers, or adults who the system boxed out and have no other choice but to work at walmart?
 
2022-12-08 8:59:31 PM  
Help wanted.

Inventory specialist with attention to detail, experience in monetary transactions including cash and credit card processing, 4 years in military special forces training, and a positive outlook on life. $8 - 99/hour starting for 6 months and increasing to $3/hour plus tips.

Apply now before we fill the H1B visas with Ghurkas.
 
2022-12-08 9:01:16 PM  
Oh so it's "news posts stories about shoplifting" season with lots of clever quotes from the retail lobby about how much money they're losing.

But there are two registers open and the line for the self-checkout backs up to the produce section.
It's obvious no one is watching all those self-checkout cameras.
They factored in shoplifting as a cost of doing business.
Would they lose a lot less if they just hired enough people to staff the 20 registers they have? And paid them enough to care about the store getting robbed? Maybe, but they did the math and chose this way.
 
2022-12-08 9:05:15 PM  

omnimancer28: The sad part is that the cashiers literally have a scam warning on their register saying never to hit the cash button.   Source - finally escaped working at Walmart this year.


"Warning: never press this button"
 
2022-12-08 9:09:50 PM  
Last time I went to Walmart there was a guy freaking out over self checkout not taking cash, he specifically looked at my items as I walked by.

Ran my items over the scanner and Visa'd two Matchbox cars at .79 each, and went on my way.
 
2022-12-08 9:16:36 PM  

moothemagiccow: omnimancer28: The sad part is that the cashiers literally have a scam warning on their register saying never to hit the cash button.   Source - finally escaped working at Walmart this year.

"Warning: never press this button"


Literally, what I said above. Any transaction above a pre-set amount where the cashier hits the CASH button should require some supervisory unlocking.

They already have this in place when the cashier tries to hit the OPEN DRAWER button or whatever it is nowadays. If you shortchange a customer and need to get a $1 or $5 out, hitting that button means someone has to override to open the drawer. Forget to give someone the book of stamps they purchased and want to open the drawer? Needs and override to open.

When I worked at Walgreens and something weird like that came up I could always ring the next person up and the drawer would open then, without the override, assuming that next customer was paying cash. I could fix the mixup right on the spot without needing a manager to come with a set of keys. Alternatively, there was some candy nearby that was like 25¢ each and I could ring one up, hit the CASH button, fix the mixup, and then later have the manager void the transaction for the 25¢ since I was trusted to not abuse that workaround.
 
2022-12-08 9:23:06 PM  
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2022-12-08 9:27:21 PM  

LineNoise: wegro: mrmopar5287: How far below room temperature is the IQ of the cashier for this trick to work?

I know, right? That stupid, teenage moron working minimum wage. They should have been fired on the spot. fark, dock their wages as well. This multi-billion company can't afford these kind of mistakes. Walmart should press charges against them as well.

But, yeah. That was stupid.

Make up your mind. Are walmart workers teenagers, or adults who the system boxed out and have no other choice but to work at walmart?


Yes.
 
2022-12-08 9:35:39 PM  

mrmopar5287: maxandgrinch: That instruction description doesn't make it quite clear enough.  Anyone have better description of their process?

Probably some vague language about how the people swiping the credit card are trying to pay with it as a cash advance on the card and that requires the cashier to "Hit the cash button. It's a cash advance on the card, so you have to hit the cash button. COME ON MAN, I'm trying to pay for this now and don't have much time. HIT THE CASH BUTTON so I can PAY FOR THIS!"

Helps if they do this at a busy time with few lines open, and the line is backing up and people behind are getting or already are impatient.


That's exactly how these work. They get you flustered, you usually are in the middle of a huge rush, and they do it exactly like you said.
 
2022-12-08 9:41:15 PM  

moothemagiccow: omnimancer28: The sad part is that the cashiers literally have a scam warning on their register saying never to hit the cash button.   Source - finally escaped working at Walmart this year.

"Warning: never press this button"


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2022-12-08 9:43:56 PM  
years ago in Florida, i was in a local shop.
i had walked in with my wife and had a $10 bill on me.
we watched what we bought and it was close to $9
after we paid the cashier gave me a couple of pennies, a single AND the ten dollar bill i had just given her.
i gave the wife a loud "ahem" and then said that they don't grow them smart here and held up the $10.
she then aske "isn't that what we came in with"? i said yes and handed it back to the cashier.
she did "count up" when handing me the change but did not stop at 10.
she did thank me for this.
 
2022-12-08 9:51:05 PM  

WTP 2: years ago in Florida, i was in a local shop.
i had walked in with my wife and had a $10 bill on me.
we watched what we bought and it was close to $9
after we paid the cashier gave me a couple of pennies, a single AND the ten dollar bill i had just given her.
i gave the wife a loud "ahem" and then said that they don't grow them smart here and held up the $10.
she then aske "isn't that what we came in with"? i said yes and handed it back to the cashier.
she did "count up" when handing me the change but did not stop at 10.
she did thank me for this.


Tldr; someone made a mistake and you thought it was an invitation to be an asshole
 
2022-12-08 9:54:35 PM  
A NY Post article reposting a Fox News article?

Now I doubt that Walmart, scams, and cash even exist
 
2022-12-08 10:02:53 PM  

austerity101: Didn't Walmart just say that if people keep stealing so much from them, they'll have to close a bunch of stores?

In light of that statement, good. Keep it coming. They steal a lot more from their employees through wage theft and exploitation than we could ever carry out of stores.


If your aware of wage theft contact the department of labor, as for exploitation they all make minimum wage +.

If they are following the rules which I suspect they are because they are scrutinized as a large company then there is nothing illegal.

Their employees are free to walk out and get another job, literally every single place I have been to including drs offices are hiring.
 
2022-12-08 10:05:00 PM  

wegro: mrmopar5287: How far below room temperature is the IQ of the cashier for this trick to work?

I know, right? That stupid, teenage moron working minimum wage. They should have been fired on the spot. fark, dock their wages as well. This multi-billion company can't afford these kind of mistakes. Walmart should press charges against them as well.

But, yeah. That was stupid.


When I was a cashier in the 90s I was usually either drunk, high or both and way more interested in the cashier next to me than what I was doing.  Most cashiers are the same, speak 0 English or don't look upnfrom their phones.   There is a reason they are being replaced by self checkout and a guy that can count to 10 at the door.
 
2022-12-08 10:08:41 PM  

chitownmike: WTP 2: years ago in Florida, i was in a local shop.
i had walked in with my wife and had a $10 bill on me.
we watched what we bought and it was close to $9
after we paid the cashier gave me a couple of pennies, a single AND the ten dollar bill i had just given her.
i gave the wife a loud "ahem" and then said that they don't grow them smart here and held up the $10.
she then aske "isn't that what we came in with"? i said yes and handed it back to the cashier.
she did "count up" when handing me the change but did not stop at 10.
she did thank me for this.

Tldr; someone made a mistake and you thought it was an invitation to be an asshole


No, he's right. We aren't taught math down here. We're taught to "count up" with tourists.

None of that shiat in his story actually happened.
 
2022-12-08 10:10:05 PM  
Another criminal not wearing a mask when it's farkin legal to walk around all day with a mask. Description: black male wearing these clothes but... We have no farkin clue what he looks like. Instead here's a photo of the dumbass.
 
2022-12-08 10:13:13 PM  
DRTA, but $6K?  Did they walk out with half of the Walmart in their cart?
 
2022-12-08 10:13:56 PM  

ctighe2353: When I was a cashier in the 90s I was usually either drunk, high or both and way more interested in the cashier next to me than what I was doing.  Most cashiers are the same, speak 0 English or don't look upnfrom their phones.   There is a reason they are being replaced by self checkout and a guy that can count to 10 at the door.


In what Florida city were you employed?
 
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