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Easy $100/day Workplace Method

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Strike, May 23, 2009.

  1. Strike

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    Strike's Workplace Method
    Need a raise? Take one!

    Introduction: I know many of us have part-time and full-time jobs aside from pimping out the internet for some quick cash. Well, Strike does too and he's found a way to walk out with a couple stacks each week from your greedy employer. This method can be altered to suit many circumstances. This is just one application of this method.

    Step 1. First thing to do is find out if your company/employer uses a gift card system. I'm going to use a video store for an example. Many companies use gift cards and reward their customers by adding additional bonus cash to their purchase for buying the gift card and ensuring the money gets spent with them. This video store will give you a $75 gift card for $50 cash. This benefits the customer who pays more than $50 in movies/games per month anyway by giving him an additional $25 to spend there. To explain: $50 cash gets you a $75 gift card good for in-store purchases. Now that we've got an exploit in our hands that creates money out of 'nothing' we can do exactly that.

    Step 2. While you're running the register at the video store, customers will be coming up with rentals. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the protocol here, it goes like this: Customer brings up his rentals; You type up the customers account on the computer register; Scan the rentals with your barcode scanner as usual; The computer register displays the price/details and you ask for the total in cash. Pretty normal so far right?

    Step 3. Now say the total for customer is $20. The customer hands you the cash and instead of ringing it up on the register, you calculate the change in your head (or have a little calculator handy, not uncommon in sales places) and make change out of the till (cash drawer). As the customer is leaving with his rentals, you quickly write down on a piece of paper the Barcode Numbers for each rental, the customers Account Number, and the total cost of the transaction. All of this will still be on your computer register screen because you just scanned them. Now that you have your information written down, cancel the transaction on the screen like nothing happened and start to ring up the next customer. The till/cash-drawer is now $20 over because the transaction has not yet been entered.

    Step 4. A few more customers rent some items and now you have $50 in the cash till, and all the rentals/accounts/prices written down next to you on paper. Take the $50 that's in the drawer and go buy (as a customer would have you do for them) a gift card. The $50 buys you $75 on a gift card. Now here's the fun part.

    Step 5. With your new $75 gift card, go back to your register and ring up each rental transaction you've written down with your gift card. The transactions add up to $50, so when you're done adding the last transaction the till will be balanced perfectly, all the customers have the correct movies rented to their accounts as usual, and you have $25 left on your gift card.

    Step 6. So now the cash till is even and all the customers have their rentals attributed to their accounts. You have essentially swapped your gift card money for their cash. So how do we get our fresh $25 from the gift card to our pockets? All you have to do is wait for another $25 in customer rentals to come through. You ring up their transactions on your gift card and you keep the cash they give you.

    Your cash till will be balanced perfectly, all the customers have the right movies rented to their accounts as usual, and you have $25 in your pocket you didn't have before. Do this 4 times per day and you've got a $100 bonus each day you come to work. You can modify this method to suit your company's gift card protocol. It doesn't even have to be a gift card. As long as your employer has some sort of practice that generates revenue out of thing air, you can exploit it.

    Get Money. :cool:
     
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  2. mrwho

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    Nice method, seems interesting but I think in some stores security may want to have a talk with you if they see you writing down stuff from the computer screen
    Will the gift card number show up on multiple accounts?
     
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  3. jdog37

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    Not sure if this is as much black hat as it is embezzlement.....but only if you get caught. Nice method though if you stay under the radar.
     
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  4. unit1884

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    This seems risky
     
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    nice but a bit tricky idea;)
     
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    I work for a different retailer, but I know they track giftcard usage and it will flag if multiple accounts use the same giftcard.

    Chuck
     
  7. keropikero

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    This is beyond black hat, in a bad way. And there's a high chance of getting busted.
     
  8. deth_by_uv

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    Anything that has to do with scamming your work is a bad idea, especially when money is involved. Most employment places have more than one way of tracking and "triangulating" where the money is going whether it's free, gift card funds, etc. All you got to do is be right in the middle via scheduling/surveillance and you're toast.
     
  9. mamboo

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    I will try, lets see this method works for me or not.
     
  10. revis

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    lol jail
     
  11. OldMadHatter

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    The only way to do it almost safely is to be the manager of the place. In which case you already have easier ways to siphon money straight from the accounts and not from the till :)
    Gift cards and loyalty programs in general are among the first that go under scrutiny when times are tough - like nowadays. Out of pure incompetence, an employer could ignore/oversee the flags from their loyalty program management system. In one particular case, a whole shift in a hair saloon was part of the scheme. They got busted when the usage pattern of loyalty cards in their shift went out of sync with the other shift's usage.
    Last, but not least - beware if the employer has a person appointed "loyalty program manager" or equivalent of anyone in charge with the whole gift card thing. This person is measured on the performance, so he/she will scrutinize they apparent "success" closely to get more details. Ever seen those nixers for "mystery shopper" and wondered what is the catch? One of the simplest ways to check on your personnel - some managers hire, some simply ask their friends to come in and buy something anonymously. You can go to jail for this in some countries since it is elaborated fraud. My 2 cents, stay away from it if you cannot take the risk.
     
  12. superbspurs

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    why do some ppl think that cos this is bhw they can throw out a little embezzlement? You may think you're cleverer than you're employer but you'll find out you're not when you get caught. trust me been there and done it.
     
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    I also would not recommend this 'method' to anybody who enjoys their freedom. It may work at a very small store, but not in a store with a regional or national customer base.
     
  14. shm03

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    Some good thinking, its a bit risky though as the other posters have mentioned. Surely it would be easier if you had a friend on in it as well and make sure he has $50 to pay and you use the $75. Then to keep any tracks away from you just sell it on egay or something for $10 it would definitely be safer.
     
  15. Strike

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    Thanks for all the comments everyone.

    The technique used deserved to be shared and I'm glad it caused such a controversy. Successfully evading detection is an art form and there's many ways of doing it. The gift card scenario illustrates the basic usage of this hustle and I would be interested to hear someone else's spin on the method.

    There are many systems around the business world that operate much more complexly than a video store and if at that time you can execute with anonymity, you'll be glad you read this thread. Again, this method can be altered to suit many circumstances and this is just one application of it. Cheers.
     
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    It is indeed very risky. Beware of cameras.
    With the techno;ogy today, tis hard to get away with this....
     
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    If you do that for 50 days straight, a nice felony Grand Theft charge will be looming. Let us know how that works out.
     
  18. bl4ck1ce

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    I've worked retail in the past, and at the end of the day a full summary of every transaction was sent to the head office along with photocopies of all of the debit/credit transactions, and a count of all the money in the register.. if your place of employment does anything similar, they'd notice that little scheme immediately.
     
  19. towncomp

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    ok ill tell you straight up that this will not work for long at all. ive seen somethin like this go down at a place i worked at and even though the guy had a smart method just like this one, the gift card reports came back and he got pulled to the side and let go. every thing you do at a job these days, especially with a computer, prints out a report and they ARE reviewed. they will see that 5 different customer account numbers at 5 different times used the same gift card, the one that YOU bought (cuz im sure u will eventually use it with your account number) plus it will tip the manager/cashiers when ur buying $75 gift cards everyday
     
  20. Jagged55

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    The only spin on this method to make it legal would be for you to buy transferable items from the store. If you could combine the free $25 with any sort of staff discount, you could buy anything in the store and flip it for a nice profit.

    There is a big difference between hustlin and stealin. Any big company that offers any sort of promotional "money" will have fraud prevention systems in place. Sure, the basic principle of keeping your eyes open for a loop hole is great advice but this is the sort of thing that could land a guy in jail. This process you describe is very complex in most modern retail stores...usually the person can't even open a cash drawer without a sale.

    The real scams happen if you are a manager of some sort. That or any job where large sums of cash are handled with little interaction with a computer...like bartending. I could write a book on scamming as a bartender :)