TikToker Aerostotle Carter has posted a series of videos detailing his experiences as a former Walmart employee. Recently, she claimed that some of the security cameras installed throughout the store weren’t actually recording, joking that viewers could steal whatever they wanted from certain sections. What I said went viral.
“What I Need to Know About Walmart from a Former Employee Part 4,” Carter says in the clip. “Little cameras like toys and shit-” TikTok then cuts to a still image of a Walmart store’s video game section with security cameras mounted on product racks, hovering over the title.
she keeps talking Go on, it’s not a recording, so take whatever you like. Don’t work, it’s just there.
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The Daily Dot spoke with Carter about the video via email. “I believe many retailers use some kind of fake recording device to aid in theft. We have a sizeable share of what we do,” she wrote.
TikToker added: I saw it while working. A man told me that a particular camera didn’t work, so he thought I’d check it out. “
Carter clarified that the video was “just a joke” and that he wasn’t entirely sure the cameras were working.
“I always said I would talk about stuff like that if I quit, but it was all just to laugh honestly,” she wrote. , again, I made the video for laughs, nothing serious.”
According to Fortune, Walmart loses about $3 billion to theft each year. This number may seem staggering, but it’s his 1% of the chain’s $300 billion annual turnover. By comparison, Target claims he made $106 billion in revenue in 2022 and lost $400 million in the same year.
Walmart is introducing new technology into its retail self-checkout areas to curb theft. I am aware that it may lead to
There have also been instances of alleged scan miss detection failures, leaving customers in the humiliating situation of being accused of stealing after attempting to scan unregistered items by machine.
Business Insider delved further into the chain’s miss-scan detection technology, saying the cameras fitted to self-checkout counters are equipped with artificial intelligence technology. staff say they are not very intelligent.
TikTokers who watched Carter’s video shared some of their own Walmart secrets.
User @thicc_anus said, “Don’t buy produce, they take the return and put it back on the shelf without even washing it.” Another user @tafariiib wrote:
There were other commentators, like @icsully3, who said Carter’s allegations weren’t entirely true.
“It really depends on the store you’re in,” they wrote. “There are cameras in high-frequency stores.”
User @_kylale seemed to agree, writing:[I don’t] I know what Walmart you worked at, but the Walmart I worked at definitely had the cameras on. AP was not playing. “
The Daily Dot has reached out to Walmart for further comment.
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*First published: January 8, 2023 at 9:25 AM CST
Jack Alban is a freelance journalist for the Daily Dot covering trending human interest/social media stories and how real people react to them. He’s always trying to incorporate evidence-based research, current events, and facts related to these stories to create not-so-average viral posts.