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By Gig Conaughton
County of San Diego Communications Office 

Check those shopping receipts


Last updated 11/30/2018 at 6:48am

Cash registers ring and sales are glistening, but make sure your shopping is sweet by double-checking those receipts to insure against accidental overcharging by faulty cash register price scanners.

OK, so the last part didn’t rhyme, but you get the idea. Overcharging does happen, and the County’s Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures (AWM) wants to make sure that if you’re shopping, you’re checking your receipts.

Every year, AWM inspects more than 1,500 local businesses, checking price-scanning devices, scales that charge items by weight and other equipment that set price...

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