Lifted_Hickory

Reply to comment by Lifted_Hickory in IKE@ thoughts by tasmaniansyrup

Lifted_Hickory wrote

I don't do detail on this because it worked flawlessly. I found a loophole where I can either get past registers or go a whole different way. If I did detail if anyone saw this they'd know how I do it and it wouldn't work anymore since they'd likely be looking for it.

I figured it out and so can you, just really analyze store layout and look for a secret path.

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Lifted_Hickory wrote

I've lifted large furniture from the swedes. Won't go in to detail but I have about 9 pieces total about $1500 that I got via walkout. Was easy. Looking at more now since I moved and need to expand a tad. Just went checking it out with covid and seems easier now. Especially with masks.

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Lifted_Hickory wrote

Second scenario answer. It's like biometrics. The software has recognized points that products should match, if they don't then it knows something is wrong. It also freezes the SCO and calls for an attendant to review what it captured on video for verification.

As you said it's difficult to assert you knowingly stole but it has resulted it several apprehensions in my local area according to news reports/police blotters.

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Lifted_Hickory wrote (edited )

It's called stoplift. It's an AI system using the SCO and overhead camera to detect skip scanning and tag switching. Doesn't work if you use the handheld scanner instead of the barcode reader on the SCO itself.

They rolled it out as a test to 1000 stores and are now deploying it more and more.

I've still been very successful at lots of freebies despite it though. Just makes you have to split up your activities to more stores to avoid detection.

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Lifted_Hickory wrote

I don't know what the odds are of you doing it. Likely 50-50. But the odds of success are minimal... They've cracked down. Not to mention it'll take a while to ship since they deprioritized non essential shipments.

You'll also likely need a verified police report for them to do it if they even will.

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Lifted_Hickory wrote

Still lifting. Helps that my career is in an essential business forever and always so A. I blend in very well at my preferred targets. B. During these "stay home" times I have valid reason to be out and about.

Been lifting steadily since this thing kicked off.

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Lifted_Hickory wrote

Aren't True Value hardware store basically franchisee owned? Like Ace hardware? That's just small business and I would leave them be. I would not lift from a mom and pop type business like that - kind of screwing over the little guy. The orange store or the blows store would be better choices.

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Lifted_Hickory wrote

$800 pellet smoker, and a $1000 pellet smoker. About $3500 worth of Hue lights. From that Big Orange DIY place.

A $400 juicer, and $400 convection oven from that Sir El Mesa store. All for personal use though I gave one of the smokers to son in law.

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Reply to comment by Lifted_Hickory in Walmart SC by DapperDan

Lifted_Hickory wrote

Everything you mention the SCO host could see. Now they carry a PDA that they can pull up the item list for each SCO. In addition to the POS terminal that displays all of them in real time.

Point is there are checks in place. I'm simply trying to educate here. No need for hostility.

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Reply to comment by Lifted_Hickory in Walmart SC by DapperDan

Lifted_Hickory wrote

Stoplift is an AI powered software that has detection abilities built in to the SCO, and the overhead camera. So if you try to pass an item straight to a bag without scanning or you scan a cheaper item and try to bag a different more expensive item it will lock out the register and queue a video clip of what happened for the SCO host to review what happened before they override it and allow the transaction to continue.

It's very effective at reducing SCO fraud/theft. Alot of people have been busted in my vicinity because of it. A tip is if you use the handheld scanner to scan items in the cart or away from the register top itself it can't "see" that. So if I'm at one of the stores that uses this tech I will do that.

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Lifted_Hickory wrote

They seem to usually floor walk in pairs. My local has a pair that does this. I've gotten lots there over the years and see them all the time. I act oblivious and I've never been followed or watched.

I wouldn't straight up call them out or let them know I know who they are. Seems from Reddit/LP they take that as a personal challenge to bust you or ban you then. I like my free stuff too much to burn a wally like that.

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Reply to Grocery Stores by hungryaf

Lifted_Hickory wrote

Kroger has LP. I've seen them lurk near registers and confront. Read several reports near me of people getting busted. Usually seems to be ORC related like a cart full of Tide pods, razors, or meats.

I did several big walkouts and never had a problem, I've cooled on grocery from there though.

The Mart with Wals seems to be stepping up on their deterrent game though. Several days I've been serviced to death at registers and called out on stuff. Never happened before and it has me waiting a minute to go back. I think I've burned my closest stores for a while.

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Lifted_Hickory wrote

They have those gates at one wally I frequent. It actually is the easiest one to lift from, the others I go to I frequently see FB posts from PD there looking for people. The gates only open one way via sensor and if you push them open from the other side they start beeping like crazy. I see people push through them all the time. Doesn't seem anyone pays attention, but who knows.

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Lifted_Hickory wrote

Even when you deactivate it will chirp. It chirps when it's first activated, it will go off when disturbed or the bands are cut, and will chirp when deactivated. The chirp is loud. They're made to attract attention to deter lifters that can remove them.

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