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Check your receipts for overcharges during holiday shopping time


Last updated 11/29/2012 at Noon

SAN COUNTY DIEGO – It’s the start of the holiday shopping season and that means it’s also time for shoppers to remember to double-check their receipts to be sure that they’re not being overcharged by faulty cash registers.

Last year, inspections conducted by the County Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures (AWM) showed that 20 percent of all stores inspected, one out of every five, had overcharging errors.

But shoppers can protect themselves from overcharges, and stretch their holiday budgets at the same time, by following some simple steps:

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