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Holiday shopping season means it's time to check those receipts


Last updated 11/30/2017 at Noon

Gig Conaughton

County of San Diego Communications Office

Let the shopping – and receipt-checking – begin.

The holiday season means the busiest shopping time of the year is back. The county wants to remind shoppers to double-check all receipts to protect themselves from being overcharged by faulty cash register price scanners.

It can definitely happen. Every year, the county’s Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures inspects thousands of local businesses, checking price-scanning devices, the scales that charge items by weight, and the other equipment that set price...

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