|Idea for a scam
||[May. 19th, 2012|05:29 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
1. Loiter round the self checkout till in a supermarket until someone doesn't take their receipt.|
2. Subtly retrieve the receipt, use it as a shopping list while walking round store.
3. Walk out, upon being challenged show your receipt to the security guard.
What could possibly go wrong?
2012-05-19 05:02 pm (UTC)
Er. The timestamp on the receipt might be a giveaway.
It could work in a supermarket with a Starbucks or similar in it.
You could blur/tear the timestamp to make it illegible.
What if their receipt contained terrible things you didn't want like evil mushrooms and glade plugins and bottom medication?
It really depends how sharp the security guards are (e.g. whether they've picked you up on camera loitering by the tills) and how far they'll go to verify your receipt. If they ask you to produce the card that was used to pay, you're screwed.
A better scam would be to send your accomplice through first, have them buy some high value items, have them give you the receipt, you then go back and walk out with the same things using the receipt, then your accomplice returns the first set of items for a refund.
But we can't do this now we've talked about it openly on the internet. Shame.