bwqrdsaf

bwqrdsaf wrote

They may be on to you and are building case for when they can prove your total theft is in felony amount.

Stay the hell away from Target, all of them as they will share pictures for at least 6 months.

Also next time, park further away so you would have an opportunity to discreetly check over the shoulder for anyone following. If you are being followed, don't stop at your car pretend you're going to a bus stop or a different parking lot. Or if you're a woman and there's people around, yell that you're being followed by a stalking ex-husband. Let them delay the LP while you get away

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Reply to comment by bwqrdsaf in Tips on committing crime by prodigicus

bwqrdsaf wrote

Rubbing off to reveal PIN and copying the number down, put the card back on rack, check later. If it's activated and loaded, use the card.

This is frowned on because customers are the one that gets screwed when their card gets drained because stores will not reverse fund or reissue gift card. In fact I've asked some stores to set up a system that if a card is checked with valid PIN and it's not activated, assume someone tampered it with intent to steal the money later, thus they should blacklist the card so it can't be activated. Have the POS machine display message like "Bad card, discard it".

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Reply to comment by bwqrdsaf in No Magnets? by MicahBellSUX

bwqrdsaf wrote

Or hide the spider wrap well. Employee rarely digs through trash so if it's not empty, hide them there. It most likely won't be seen when they pull out the bag to dispose. Or if you in a small appliance area and there's no camera, hide em in microwave oven or toaster oven. Employees don't check those and most customers won't mention anything because they often do not realize it was illegally removed and hidden so they may not mention it to employees either.

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bwqrdsaf wrote

Pay someone cash to go in a pick it up. If the police tries to trace the phone and picks up the burner customer, he/she would be "I dunno who, someone who gave me $50 to come in and buy a $30 phone and let me keep the change."

Be sure to remove the battery after you're done using it in a crime so they can't try to turn it on by remote and ping it.

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bwqrdsaf wrote

Not during coronavirus pandemic for sure. Normally I would have suggested coming in during busy time, carry it out and time it through the exit with bunch of other people in case the alarm beeps, and keep walking. But with the pandemic, not many people would be shopping and it may be easier for employee to notice and try to stop you for receipt check

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bwqrdsaf wrote

People still doing that? That's an old scam that's been ongoing since before the internet era, back when Prince of Nigeria still tried to scam us by snail mail.

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Reply to comment by bwqrdsaf in Cricuts kept in back? by Jacie

bwqrdsaf wrote

Years ago I used to work for Walmart. They had a small locked room for storing extra video games, computer stuff, and electronics that are too valuable to be left unattended even for us employees. I bet Cricut stuff are there as well. Few has the key to that room and there was a camera above it to monitor who goes in the room in case something comes up short.

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bwqrdsaf wrote

$1,000 computer from Sears a long ago (that store closed BTW). It was a big box but I just pushed it out as if I paid for it in the electronics and was parked on other side. If they watched for my car, all they saw was I parked behind a big van (the big Ford Ecoline model) and likely never saw my actual car until I was already a long way away.

Oh I think it was about 2005 or 2006 so no 1080 cam or anything nice.

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bwqrdsaf wrote

I think it's $1,000 or more in Michigan to be felony. If the person wasn't stopped or anything, I think the store has a 1 year limit to file complaint to be valid.

Civil summon are not tied to police or court and can be ignored with little to no recursion. It'd likely to cost the store more to get court to force unpaid civil fine and generally will not end up on credit record so just ignore civil demands.

However when there's police arrest, and person gets a court date, and the person is no show, the warrant does not expire. Unethical LPT: wait a few years or so, odds are the people who contacted police and requested court has moved away or such and most likely will not show up so if you're OK being on the run with a warrant, then get it cleared at no jail time or fine. If by chance you get stopped by police and are notified about the warrant, they might ask if you can post bond, tell them you don't have money and don't know anyone who does they are likely to let you go because jail's often too full to hold a lifter who skipped court.

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