Archived Lego Barcode Scammer Busted

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commiecorvus

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Wonder what his excuse is going to be?
Drugs, gambling, a mistress, heck a secret second family?
When someone well to do and in a good position pulls something like this there is always a cute excuse.
 
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So an Exec is dumb enough to use his own debit card

Ha.

If I were at an executive pay rate I probably wouldn't resort to this but hey I'd at least think to use cash.
 

redeye58

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This is JUST like the guy busted a few yrs back (link is on the old forum) who printed up bogus barcodes for small lego sets on stickers. He'd load up a cart load of one type, head for a noob cashier, hand them the one on top (with the bogus barcard) to scan & show them the qty.
The difference was that he was hitting Target, Walmart, Toys-r-Us, etc but he was busted (actually tackled by several big burly TMs as he tried to ram them with a cart) at Target. They found stacks of high-dollar Lego sets in his van. On-line Lego collectors were 'shocked' because he was well-known for being able to get the hard-to-find & limited qty.
 
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This is JUST like the guy busted a few yrs back (link is on the old forum) who printed up bogus barcodes for small lego sets on stickers. He'd load up a cart load of one type, head for a noob cashier, hand them the one on top (with the bogus barcard) to scan & show them the qty.
The difference was that he was hitting Target, Walmart, Toys-r-Us, etc but he was busted (actually tackled by several big burly TMs as he tried to ram them with a cart) at Target. They found stacks of high-dollar Lego sets in his van. On-line Lego collectors were 'shocked' because he was well-known for being able to get the hard-to-find & limited qty.

I like that term noob cashier lol.
 
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This is JUST like the guy busted a few yrs back (link is on the old forum) who printed up bogus barcodes for small lego sets on stickers. He'd load up a cart load of one type, head for a noob cashier, hand them the one on top (with the bogus barcard) to scan & show them the qty.
The difference was that he was hitting Target, Walmart, Toys-r-Us, etc but he was busted (actually tackled by several big burly TMs as he tried to ram them with a cart) at Target. They found stacks of high-dollar Lego sets in his van. On-line Lego collectors were 'shocked' because he was well-known for being able to get the hard-to-find & limited qty.

Here is one from 2009:
http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=29272
 

mrknownothing

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At my store, we have plenty of guests who switch clearance stickers, but I don't think I've ever seen anything like this.
 

HardlinesFour

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At my store, we have plenty of guests who switch clearance stickers, but I don't think I've ever seen anything like this.

We had this one guy who switched a barcode from a Dyson accessory to a vacuum. He didn't get away with it though, the cashier thought the price seemed to cheap :nah:
 
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I had something like this happen a couple weeks ago. A guest brought up a bunch of items like paper towels, decor, and all sorts of domestics items. Turns out, they peeled off travel sized barcords and covered the real barcodes with them. Luckily I noticed and it was dealt with accordingly.
 

Nauzhror

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I have guests take the barcodes off the apothecary bottles from the travel aisle and put them over the barcodes on other much more expensive items every now and then.
 

mrknownothing

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I have guests take the barcodes off the apothecary bottles from the travel aisle and put them over the barcodes on other much more expensive items every now and then.

I had a guest do that with a LeapPad once. She set herself up by asking if it was on sale.
 

EagleEye

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We've been having problems with liquor ticket switching recently. Most of it has been prevented, but we get flooded with these people probably 4 out of the 7 days in a week.
 

Nauzhror

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Liquor ticket? Are the descriptions really so vague to think they can get away with that?

ie. Let's assume you don't know Smirnoff is $15 and Grey Goose is $35, I'd still expect the cashier to spot that the Grey Goose bottle shouldn't show up as "Smirnoff" on the register.

Only way I see this being an issue is if the description of the item on the register is "Liquor" and the person has no idea what liquor is top shelf.
 

Nauzhror

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Must say, shit like this is what concerns me most about SCO. A good cashier will notice that that electronics item shouldn't be $1.49, but they'd probably get through unnoticed if they went to SCO and someone wasn't watching them like a hawk.
 
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