I was in Blackpool over the weekend and experienced one of the the scams we’ve written about in our tips article on how to avoid being short-changed here.
Just as the guy behind the counter was counting out my change, he struck up a conversation with someone else in the shop, and flung my change back to me.
I just checked it there and then and found that I was £5 short. I went back and said to the guy that I don’t think that my change was right.
Immediately he went to the till and took out a fiver that he handed to me. Remember, I’d only said that I thought my change was wrong – I didn’t say that I was £5 short.
An obvious sign that he’d tried to pull a fast one shortchanging me.