They say that the customer is always right, but there are a lot of employees who will confirm that this isn’t always the case. Some customers are terrible and will attempt all sorts of scams in an attempt to exploit unsuspecting businesses. That’s why it’s important for staff to be aware of the different tricks they may attempt.
Today, we’ll look at a range of stories where people tried to shamelessly scam different workplaces. The audacity of some customers is incredible but also very entertaining, so check out these strange stories via Buzzfeed, Reddit, and other sources below.
50. Empty Envelopes
One bank advisor told Reddit that they dealt with a spate of empty envelopes. Nstal_ said: “Basically that’s when someone goes to the ATM, puts in an empty envelope, and claims there’s $$$ in it when there’s not. It almost immediately freezes the account for fraud. Don’t do it lol.”
This is the type of scam that people think may work but doesn’t in real life. It’s always going to end badly because a bank machine can identify currency from regular paper. Therefore, it will always end badly for the scammer.