If You’ve Paid For a Meal With a Credit Card, There’s a Chance You’ve Been Scammed
Going out to dinner in a group can sometimes be a challenge, which is why most places do what they can to make sure both parents and children are happy.
Well, most restaurants, but there are still people out there working in restaurants that know parents are distracted and might take advantage of that.
Just ask mom Whitney Anderson, when the end a restaurant meal came with a shock that has her seething and warning other diners.
The day after eating out, she checked her bank statement and found that the numbers didn’t match up.
It was $45.50 and I tipped $10 even, made it $55.50, Anderson said. According to her bank statement, however, she had been charged $65.50.
Shecalled up the manager for an explanation, and he told her that she had, indeed, written the receipt out for $65.40.
Understandably freaking out a bit, she drove out to the restaurantand sure enough, it added up to $65.40, because this time the tip was written as $20.
Andersonhad not tipped $20 on a $45 tab, and since the signature on the receipt looked nothing like Anderson’s, she figured only one thing could have happened the waitress threw out the merchant copy of her receipt and filled out the customer copy in her name, poorly forging her signature.
When confronted, the manager told Anderson they would have a response for her within 10 business days, which didn’t fly with her.
So she decided to call corporate, involve police, make a social media post, and talk to the local news station.