Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Watch those approve payment messages!!!
In one case a customer was charged $220 by error for a bill that should been $20.
The cashier didn't mean to press the extra digit and as a result the customer ended up $200 out-of-pocket.
There's no word on whether that customer ever realized the mistake or complained.
Apparently the record for that particular store was was a $500 mistake.
So be particularly wary and vigilant when the little machine prompts you to accept the charge as written.
You'll have plenty of time to flirt with the cashier, sneer at the clothing of other shoppers, answer your cell phone or tend to other distractions after reading that debit approval request carefully.