The scam that wasn’t a scam

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With so many stories about scams, it can be easy to imagine any warning is real. But some just aren’t true.  One scam hoax that’s been circulating for over a decade is the “Cash Back Scam,” where a cashier at a retail store supposedly selects the “cash back” option without the customer knowing, and then pockets the money. Read this Bamboozled column on NJ.com to learn more about why this alleged scam is nothing more than urban legend.