There are many ways to get more money out of the consumer. Buyers should know what to look for when purchasing a product and what to do if someone tries to cheat them.
Substitution of labels
When an item expires and has not yet been sold, sellers are required to dispose of it. In order not to incur a lot of damage on an expired product, a new one is pasted over the label with an expiration date - with different numbers. This is often done in a hurry - right on top of the old one. If you look closely, you can see it in the store. If the deception was discovered at home, you can safely carry it to the store along with the check. The product will either be replaced or refunded.
It so happens that when you come home, you suddenly find that the cost of the goods is higher than expected. This happens when one price was put on the price tag, and a completely different one was broken in the check. The administration of the store claims that the employees did not have time to change the price tag. However, this does not matter at all - they are obliged to sell the product at the price indicated on the price tag. Unfortunately, nothing can be done at home to restore justice, therefore it is necessary to check receipts without leaving the cash register.
This is a method that assumes a "random" increase in the number of any of the products in the list. Rarely are buyers who make a purchase for a week, or even a month, study their receipt. This is what this type of fraud is designed for. The cashier punches 7 instead of 5 units. Or one - twice in a row (the check will not say “goods x2”, but “goods; goods” in a row). If a deception is detected, the cashier blames everything on "technical failures." The advice here is the same - check the checks. If a similar situation is found, it is imperative to enter an entry in the complaint book.
Substitution of goods
Instead of some kind of product, the cashier can drive into the check the products of the same company, only at a higher price. Given that the number of characters for the name of the product is limited in the check, it can be difficult to distinguish, say, "chocolate" from "chocolates". It is possible to enter the code of another product only manually. Therefore, be vigilant if the barcode cannot be read at the checkout.
These are just out of the ordinary situations, but they also have a place to be. The cashier does not "accidentally" punch the goods, but puts them in the package to the buyer. When you exit, an alarm is triggered, a guard comes up. Further - it is clear. The buyer is offered to pay a “forfeit” and not call the police. The main thing here is not to get lost and remember the following rules. The guard has no right to search anyone without the presence of the police. Even if he dares to do it, the truth is on the side of the accused.
If the store has a camera, it will clearly show that the person put the goods on the tape, and it was not the cashier who broke it. Therefore, further the affected buyer has the right to write a statement about fraud and extortion.
This is not a complete list of deception, but by studying at least it, you can save yourself from unnecessary spending.