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A WOMAN has claimed she fell victim to a self-checkout scam at Target after fellow shoppers tried to get her to pay for their items.

Heather, who goes by @heatherrichelle7 on TikTok, shared a video where she claimed she almost paid for a $39 Target gift card that was not hers.

Heather, who goes by @heatherrichelle7 on TikTok, said she almost fell victim to a self-checkout scam at Target

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Heather, who goes by @heatherrichelle7 on TikTok, said she almost fell victim to a self-checkout scam at TargetCredit: Twitter/@heatherrichelle7
The TikToker said she noticed a gift card that was not hers among her scanned items

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The TikToker said she noticed a gift card that was not hers among her scanned itemsCredit: Twitter/@heatherrichelle7
Many commenters speculated the couple could have used Heather's scanner while she wasn't looking. Stock photo

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Many commenters speculated the couple could have used Heather’s scanner while she wasn’t looking. Stock photoCredit: Alamy

In a now-viral video posted on Tuesday, Heather said a couple at self-checkout tried to trick her into buying the gift card for them.

She said she realized this when her total was more than she expected since she had only purchased two items.

After she asked a Target employee to remove the extra charge, Heather claimed the couple at self-checkout gave her “weird vibes.”

Heather said the girl in the couple had a gift card in her hands and said it wasn’t not working. Then the man said he would run out to the car.

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“She immediately leaves all of her stuff and goes out behind him,” Heather said,

“So I’m like, those fu***** just tried to scam someone into buying their s***.”

The TikToker warned viewers to pay attention at self-checkout to avoid potential scams.

Her video has been viewed more than 500k times.

Many commenters speculated the couple could have used Heather’s scanner while she wasn’t looking.

One comment said: “They had your scanner gun and used it hoping you didn’t notice”

Another added: “that’s why when I do self-checkout I always check to make sure the total is zero before I start my items.”

The U.S. Sun has reached out to Walmart for comment on this story.



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