“I think he waits for the cashier to be busy.”
McKenzie said that the scammer moves quickly into the store and shoplifts an item. Then, when the cashier is busy, he approaches and spins a yarn about how his wife bought the object and she has the receipt and she is in Kelowna, then says he doesn’t want the object and asks for a refund.
“And he always offers to give his phone number,” said McKenzie.
After being alerted by a member, the Kitsilano 4th Avenue Business Association sent out an email telling businesses about the scam and offering thm the attached photo.
Last modified: June 9, 2010