A new Walmart self-checkout scam is costing customers hundreds of dollars — and it’s hard to spot.
You should always check your receipt before you leave a store. Otherwise, you might be charged mysterious fees that could hurt your wallet.
An anonymous customer purchased groceries at a Walmart store in Spring, Texas. They used the self-checkout machine to call in their purchase.
The buyer’s friend noticed some items were more costly than they should be and asked for a duplicate receipt.
The friend saw a $20 charge that neither of them knew where it came from.
Only the description of the item was on the receipt. It said “target load”.
A $4.94 fee was charged for the simple “Visa”
Both went to customer service to inquire about the charges. Walmart representatives reportedly informed her that there was a new scam.
This scam involves someone buying a prepaid Visa Card and then leaving the kiosk without completing it.
After exiting the kiosk, the scammer waits for someone to check out. He or she hopes that no one notices the card is still unpaid.
Classic Rock 96.1 was told by an unidentified shopper that the fraudster was still at the store when he was caught on security camera.
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Before you leave the store, make sure you check your receipts.