Demona

Demona wrote

I would think a unique address would not be associated with any such flagging. I guess the only way to know for sure is to ask someone who works with those companies, but my guess is that only the one address where a problem is associated would be flagged. So a neighbor would probably work (?)

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Demona wrote

I know pretty much all the walmarts in my area put their version of those signs/stickers in aisles where they don't have any cameras. It's weird and I guess they do it to hope people will assume there's one somewhere. But like 95% of the time, in my 12 or so walmart stores here, the security cam sign they put up in aisles is a dead giveaway that they don't have one in the aisle. I always check but its just a weird thing that they all do here.

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Demona wrote

it happened near where i live too. the people who started the fires were caught; the store was majorly destroyed, it had to be closed for a few months to be fixed. The people who were arrested said they did it to distract so they could steal stuff. They were so dumb though; one hid in a bathroom or something after starting the fires (they started several).

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Demona wrote

I just wanted to add my two cents after reading the comments here; where I live, police are allowed to be privately paid/employed by stores such as walmart to stay on site at their stores for xxx amount of hours each day. This isn't where I live but the article below mentions this type of contract work between cops and walmart: https://atmorenews.com/2021/06/09/off-duty-cops-patrol-local-walmart/

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Demona OP wrote

Reply to comment by intellectual in Let's talk DNRs by Demona

Then I don't think it will be credited. That's from my limited experience; usually when delivery involves the shipment being left on a doorstep is what makes a DNR possible

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Demona wrote

You could always get a shopping cart, and put a few random things and it's like you're shopping for whatever, then it won't be as obvious that you have the same with the fish and then it's gone and you walk out. I always do this when I take things from Petco or Petsmart. I get a shopping cart for the things I want to steal in it, but some other random things like dog food or something in it, pack my things, then empty the shopping cart partially at least and leave. Or if I'm feeling watched then I just don't bother emptying the cart of course. It seems a little more suspicious to leave it full of things. If only it was that easy to do that with the finches and canaries, I would be doing that every day.

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Demona wrote

In my experience they usually do lock a sim card phone, at least i know they will for phones. Also on the topic of credit repair/erasing things, there are some forums that are good at explaining how to go about it. Ive had nearly half of the negative things on my credit report removed using their methods. creditboards.com and creditinfocenter.com

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Demona wrote

I want to echo what GoodOld said; if you see some Lp or cops or whatever waiting for you at the exit of wherever remember the law: it's not theft unless you attempt to leave the store with unpaid items. Before you try to exit, you've done no wrong. Sometimes I've had LP try to do this, I just turn back around and sit on a bench and wait for them to eventually go away, lol. Or I go shopping more, or you can just dump your goods and walk out as already stated.

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Demona wrote

Reminds me of a question I've been meaning to find out clarification on. I was caught once, and they demanded my ID, and said if I didn't have one that they would call police. I know that its illegal to lie about identity to police; is there any other loophole to that sort of scenario ? I ultimately didn't have charges pressed or anything and they were nice to me and we were laughing and joking by the time I was out of there but it would be helpful to know more about that.

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Demona wrote

Reply to by LoveToLoot

None of the ones in the US I've seen have ever had LP

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Demona wrote

I don't entirely understand your question I guess. You're just saying dress in crappy clothes and do a walkout with items in hand? What's the point of the clothes exactly? Everything I've seen, if you look poor/dirty, you will be assumed to be up to no good and followed or Lp will just wait for you when you try to leave.

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Demona wrote

I've been stopped at the doors when leaving a handful of times. I am a female and I'm assuming this sometimes leads to LP acting more bold/less fearful of potential harm when stopping us. In my experiences, every time I've been stopped when exiting, the LP workers would block the doorway entirely, and grab my shopping cart (which had items I had legit paid for, my lifted items would be kept in my purse).

I've understood Walmarts corporate policy to be never to block an exit or grab carts/customers physically if they suspect shoplifting, of course they do it all the time. But when I do see them violating those policies, I've gotten in the habit of getting out my cell phone and recording it on video, so if nothing else I can submit it to corporate later and make the assholes lose their job (I've been successful with this in the past).

When reaching for my phone in these situations, I've learned that when I am reaching inside my purse to get it, just the action of "my hand reaching into my purse" has so far always caused all of the LP people to suddenly let go of my cart and move out of my way to allow me to exit. I'm assuming this is because they are worried I'm reaching for a weapon? Nonetheless, if that is of any use to anyone, there it is. Reaching into my purse for my phone has gotten me off the hook several times at different stores now.

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