Frederick Police say two African American males conducted a quick change scam at a business on the the Route 40 corridor this week.
Authorities say this is when a con artist confuses the cashier by paying with a large denomination bill and then changes his mind several times about how he wants the change returned to him. It usually results in the cashier giving too much money back to the individual.
Business owners are being warned to watch out for this type of activity and to report the incident immediately, should it happened.
Some indicators to watch out for include, paying with a large denomination bill for small items. Requesting change several different ways during the same transaction. Teams could be working together to confuse cashiers (asking multiple questions, etc.)
To prevent this scam, consider only accepting small bills ($20 or less). Stay focused during suspicious transactions. Notify management immediately. Don't give the individual the money they request. Review video footage to determine if a quick change scam occurred. Call the Frederick Police Department to report the incident.