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Old 24-06-2005, 10:10
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Obmen Valuti/Exchange Booth Scam

I started to notice this about two months ago. A number of the little exchange boothes in the center have started leaving one ruble note stuck to the drawer through which they hand you your money.

What they do is this: you give 'em your dollars or euros, they pull out the right amount of rubles, and then count it for you (show you on a calculator and then put it in the drawer so you can get it out. When they put it in the drawer, they discreetly drop one of the notes on their side so that it's far enough in to be out of your vision. You, having seen them count out the money and put it in the drawer, take the money out and leave without counting it.

Lesson: ALWAYS count your money as you pull it out of the drawer. If it's not all there, put your hand back in all the way and see if there's a note hidden in the back.

The reason this one is so good is because it's nearly impossible to prove that they purposely do it. But I've tried two exchange points at Belorusskaya and they did the same thing three times in a row. I'm guessing that's why they have such good rates.
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Old 24-06-2005, 10:14
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yes, i've had that one on a few occasions too. the 500 note is pressed up against the wall close to you. a tidy little earner for your rotten little obmen valuti attendent.
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Old 24-06-2005, 10:24
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Originally Posted by Ned Kelly
the 500 note is pressed up against the wall close to you.
happened to me too, but it actually was the cashier who told me i left a note - so not all ppl are evel peace! but you should always count money, iz trooo
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Old 24-06-2005, 11:42
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not jewish ,but the thing i hate ther most is the petrol pump cashiers ,you give them 500r then it always comes to 499.95,ok i know its only 5 kopecks but thats blatent theft,and considering i drop the pertol pump attendent 20 roubles you would think she could give me that extra couple of drops.
But the biggest scam i have encountered here is britsh airways ,they quote you in dollars and when you go to pay there rare is nearly 20% higher than the cb course so ofcourse whatever your quote was it just got bigger
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Old 24-06-2005, 13:05
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Originally Posted by equalizer
not jewish
Obviously not, or you'd probably be offended when others used that word the way you did.
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Respect Hal. I just read that and frankly was aghast and shocked that people in the 21st Century still use such terms, there's no excuse for racism EVER.
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Old 24-06-2005, 13:16
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Old scam, caught on to it a long time ago. Don't let them f*ck with your head!

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Old 24-06-2005, 13:16
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Originally Posted by equalizer
"not jewish" ,but the thing i hate ther most is the petrol bigger

What's up with the "not jewish" thing? Didn't see that mentioned anywhere in the thread other than your post Where's Trampler when we need him? Fine, suck my bunghole instead. I can't believe I just said "suck my bunghole" Oh well.... in this case, it's called for.
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Old 24-06-2005, 13:21
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Originally Posted by Halyavshik

Lesson: ALWAYS count your money as you pull it out of the drawer. If it's not all there, put your hand back in all the way and see if there's a note hidden in the back.

Jeeeeeeeeeez! 30+ and just learnt it????
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Originally Posted by Halyavshik
Obviously not, or you'd probably be offended when others used that word the way you did.
excuse me everyone knows their the best counters in the world ,i know well i am married to one
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Old 24-06-2005, 13:23
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Originally Posted by aysihsK
Jeeeeeeeeeez! 30+ and just learnt it????
Hey, I didn't say that I just learned it. I always do it. Just warning people about the scam. I catch it every time, but if you're not aware of it, in a hurry and think you can trust the blokes behind the bullet-proof glass, you might lose 500 or 100 roubles. Just warning y'all.
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Old 24-06-2005, 13:26
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Originally Posted by equalizer
excuse me everyone knows their the best counters in the world ,i know well i am married to one
Equalizer, what color is the sky on your planet ?
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Old 24-06-2005, 13:28
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Equalizer, what color is the sky on your planet ?
next week and the week after it will be clear blue
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Old 24-06-2005, 13:30
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Originally Posted by DJ Biscuit
Respect Hal. I just read that and frankly was aghast and shocked that people in the 21st Century still use such terms, there's no excuse for racism EVER.
i better pop down and get my 20 lashes then.......
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Old 24-06-2005, 13:44
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Originally Posted by equalizer
not jewish ,but the thing i hate ther most is the petrol pump cashiers ,you give them 500r then it always comes to 499.95,ok i know its only 5 kopecks but thats blatent theft,and considering i drop the pertol pump attendent 20 roubles you would think she could give me that extra couple of drops.
Actually, it goes both ways. It's happened to me many times when I pump gas at TNK it would be 200.10. Sometimes they steal, sometimes you get it back
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