As reported by usa sun, one Walmart customer shares a new self-checkout scam they recently experienced at a store in Spring, Texas. Here’s what we know so far, and how it might affect your next shopping trip (care better than careless!).
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Walmart Customer Details A New Self-Checkout Scam That’s Easy To Miss
according to Classic Rock 96.1shared that an anonymous Walmart shopper recently spoke with the station and used one of the local store’s self-checkout kiosks to invoke the purchase. I noticed that some of the items in were much more expensive than they should have been. I then asked my friend to double check the receipt.
One thing my friend pointed out was a $20 charge and neither of us knew where it came from. The item description on the receipt simply said “debit load”. (Huh?) They also found his $4.94 bill that simply said “visa.” After the duo spoke with Walmart’s customer service booth to inquire about the charges, an employee was reportedly told there was a new scam going on.
“The scam works when someone initiates the purchase process for a prepaid Visa card and leaves the kiosk without completing the transaction.” usa sun “Scammers want to wait at a kiosk to initiate checkout after someone has left and not realize there is already an outstanding card in the system.” (Good to know!)
TikToker calls Walmart a ‘price increase’ in viral video
Just last month, another Walmart customer made a viral TikTok video accusing department stores of “raising prices.” Video creator Nikki Adams (@nikkis_garden_adventure) said she posted the clip on Dec. 21, a month ago at her local Walmart where she bought a 60-pack of “bargain big white eggs” for $10.56. claimed to have purchased
As she shows in the video, the new price for this same product has increased to $20.22. Adams wrote in her caption: Commenters and viewers shared their thoughts on the matter, some related to her amazing shopping experience. A fellow TikTok user echoed, “It was actually like $7 last year.”
On Twitter, many Walmart customers continue to specifically call for price increases or “price increases.” On December 5th, Twitter user @FJPence tweeted: It’s now $10.99. Are you buying online from manufacturers now because of the $6.50 inflation and price gouging?”
Two weeks later, on December 19th, another Twitter user/Walmart shopper @roxrocksme wrote: I’m serious about investing in raising my own chickens and growing my own vegetables, and I can do that on 1.5 acres. I’m sick of the price increases. ”