05 September 2022
Owners of shops and non-stop sites in Plovdiv squealed about a tariqat number for pinching the turnover. The scheme, in which the seller unwittingly has a leading role, is often used, but nevertheless someone always gets caught.
How do tariqats actually operate? First, they identify a specific turnover object. They usually apply the number at the end of the working day, and if it is a question of non-stop – late in the evening, Maritsa said.
The customer in question comes in and mostly buys cigarettes. He prepared large sums of money – a 50 or 100 BGN banknote. But in the end he did not give it. He simply shows what money he will give to pay for the cigarettes and starts looking for pennies, supposedly to make it easier for the cashier to return. In fact, however, he scolds her so much that he imperceptibly hides the money he is supposed to give and takes the change the cashier gives her. In any case, the amount of the note was imprinted in the seller’s mind, but not the moment of whether he took the money. All the while, the tariqats further distract their victim with sweet talk, so that it does not even occur to them that there is actually no payment.
They usually feel played seconds or minutes later, but there is no sign of the cheater.
One of the recent thefts was in a non-stop shop in Kyuchka, where a saleswoman returned change of BGN 100, but did not take the banknote. So she pushed herself with a pack of cigarettes and BGN 95, which she will have to cover from her own salary.
Experts comment that this is why the banknote is taken first and while it is in hand, the customer’s change is prepared.