Saturday, September 08, 2007

More scams at the Wal-Mart

Another silly moo tried the old 'change the driver license number' trick today. This time it was $125 in 600-thread-count sheets.

The least she could have done was used black ink. Florida DOES NOT use blue ink on their driver licenses.

Silly cow. Doesn't she read Behind the Counter? Scammers rarely prosper. Complainers ALWAYS do!

9 comments:

Wry Exchange said...

Walmart sells 600 thread count sheets? That's funny.

bob said...

1. Any chance you can photocopy such licenses for later submission to your local law enforcement agency? Changing a license has to be a crime.

2. My nearest Supercenter has a bank inside, and today I noticed that apparently they handle the Moneygram b.s., not the folks at the service desk. Just wanted to give you a little hope, bbca.

3. wry exchange, they certainly do, but you need to watch out for high-thread count sheets at WM that are "cotton rich" -- e.g. a cotton-polyester blend. Most places only sell all-cotton for 200 t.c. and higher.

Layne said...

(b) The punishment for an offense under subsection (a) of this section is—
(1) except as provided in paragraphs (3) and (4), a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than 15 years, or both, if the offense is—
(A) the production or transfer of an identification document, authentication feature, or false identification document that is or appears to be—
(i) an identification document or authentication feature issued by or under the authority of the United States; or
(ii) a birth certificate, or a driver’s license or personal identification card;(b) The punishment for an offense under subsection (a) of this section is—
(1) except as provided in paragraphs (3) and (4), a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than 15 years, or both, if the offense is—
(A) the production or transfer of an identification document, authentication feature, or false identification document that is or appears to be—
(i) an identification document or authentication feature issued by or under the authority of the United States; or
(ii) a birth certificate, or a driver’s license or personal identification card;

http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode18/usc_sec_18_00001028----000-.html

Layne said...
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Anonymous said...

Here's an idea....pull a one-up on the scammer. Write down the correct d/l number on a scratch pad and call it into the cops later.

Layne said...

Lets try that link again. It's all three lines...


http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/
html/uscode18/usc_sec_18_00001028
----000-.html

Anonymous said...

Alas, that section of the USC isn't applicable, as she didn't produce or transfer an ID, she just altered it and used it as the legitimate issuee, with a false number. It's probably a state crime, but as long as it wasn't someone else's ID, not a violation of that particular law.

Layne said...

I can't imagine Walmart turning in a customer anyways. I'm sure with some digging an applicable law could be found though.

retail slave said...

I watched a women get arrested at my return desk for using a dead woman's ID to make a return. She kept going on about how she was being humiliated while I had to hold in the laughter and tears while at the same time doing returns for customers who tried to be in and out as quick as possible. So maybe there is hope.

But not for the money orders, we have a bank inside out store that does em for 25 cents, so we sell em for 25 cents as well.