Retail Workers Share The Worst Scams Customers Tried To Pull Off

Every day, retail employees everywhere are stuck having to deal with con artists trying to rip off their places of work. Here are some of the ploys these sharp-eyed retailers have busted.

40. Free Phone Fridays!

I once had a dude try to score a free iPhone.

He came into the department I worked in, and started describing this vague iPhone to us, saying he’d lost it in here earlier.

No other details were given, like phone case, or a specific color, just an iPhone. Further questions were asked about where he thinks he might left it in here and he just went quiet and said, “It’s fine, actually. Maybe somebody else has it.” And left.

Our opinion is he knew that sometimes stores will keep people’s phones that they find until the owners come back and then they hand over the phone. He wanted to score a free iPhone.