Was walking at the mall tonight when this scrawny skabby blond chick in her twenties approached me and asked if I’d be willing to let her purchase something on my credit or debit card if she gave me cash in return. She told me what she intended to buy but I can’t recall what it was (didn’t seem too suspicious at the time, it was at a nearby store).
Initially I agreed, then she got out her phone and immediately began texting someone. This felt sketchy as hell so after a few seconds I changed my mind and told her, “Sorry, no” and walked off. She didn’t persist or argue at all, but quickly moved on.
I’m certain this was a scam, but I’ve not heard of one where cash is given to someone who would buy something on their card, especially in a store. Anyone know what this was, and if so, how does it work? Perhaps she was using counterfeit? (I didn’t get to see the money).