Don’t get Scammed! Only 13 days ago, on 4 January, a Gold Coast Shop owner was scammed out of $2500. ‘But How?’ I hear you ask.
The two customers finished their meal at the establishment and approached the counter, the shop assistant presented the eftpos machine to them after entering $25. The men then quickly canceled the amount and entered $2500 and used their stolen credit card.
Once the amount had cleared, the two men ‘raised the alarm’ and the money was refunded into their account instead (as they used their credit card instead). They then withdrew the money as quickly as they could from a nearby ATM.
With EFTPOS integration this wouldn’t have happened as the shop assistant would see on the Point of Sale screen what the assailants were doing.