The following is a hoax being circulated. Please do not take my word for it, please go to Snopes and verify this for yourself.
Beware of the new scam:
CHECK YOUR RECEIPTS BEFORE LEAVING ANY CASHIER’S STATION!
THIS COULD HAPPEN ANYWHERE. CHECK YOUR RECEIPT BEFORE LEAVING THE STAND. I’VE SEEN PEOPLE DO JUST THAT. PASS THIS ON TO YOUR FRIENDS, KIDS and LOVED ONES.
It 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, and 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 and 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 and said I’d have to take it! I said NO! Taking the $40 would be a cash advance against my Discover and I wasn’t paying interest on a cash advance!!!!! If they couldn’t delete it then they would have to delete the whole order. The supervisor had the cashier delete the whole order and re-scan everything!
The second time I looked at the electronic pad before I signed and a cash-back of $20 popped up. At that point I told the cashier and she deleted it. The total came out right. The cashier agreed that the electronic pad must be defective. (yeah, right!) Obviously the cashier knew the electronic pad wasn’t defective because She NEVER offered me the $40 at the beginning.