MAKE SURE YOU CAREFULLY EXAMINE YOUR RESTAURANT BILL!

INCREASING YOUR BILL FOR A BIGGER TIP – DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS SCAM?

I was watching the new FOX television show called ‘The Moment of Truth’ on Wednesday night when a former Marine who is now a server at a restaurant was a contestant. The object of the game is to ask those who appear questions in order to get the truth out of them. If they lie they could lose the money they’ve accrued during the course of the show. One of the questions the former military man was asked by the host was: “Do you ever increase your customers bill at the restaurant in order to get a bigger tip?” He said yes, he has increased some customer’s bills to fatten his pockets. I was shocked that waiters and waitress would do this. I guess I’m naive because I never thought to question any server about the amount on my bill. But if this guy is doing this we know others are as well. If the game show came up with the question it must be a well known practice. So I suggest you pay very close attention to your check especially if you’re in a large party at a restaurant. I can’t believe I didn’t know about this scam!