What If Bank Teller Handed You Shorted Amount Of Money

@ilocosboy (31759)
Philippines
September 13, 2017 3:02am CST
I don't usually count in the front of teller everytime I receive the money from them. Its not my habit. So, when I received the money from teller I went straight to our station. When the manager count the money its short of less than $100 equivalent from our Philippine peso. So I went back to the and talked to the bank teller. "Hello, can I see again our check?" Hoping the amount in the check is the amount given to me. "Yes sir." She smiled at me while handing the check. "Why?" I see there's discrepancy from the amount in the check and the cash money given to me. "Can you see if the amount given to me is lesser?" I told her. "How much sir?" I told her the amount. "Its just okay if I balance?" I told her yes. So she went to balance her money without asking the cash money she already handed me awhile ago. 3 minutes. She smiled at me. "I'm sorry sir." Handing to me the lacking money. I smiled back "its okay I understand."
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26 responses
@magallon (17098)
• Philippines
13 Sep
It is really better to count the money first before leaving the counter or the bank. Just to make sure that you have received the right amount.
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
13 Sep
Lesson learned, this is the best thing to do.
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@magallon (17098)
• Philippines
13 Sep
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@jstory07 (56984)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 Sep
I never walk away until I have all of my money.
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
13 Sep
This should be what I'm doing
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@sishy7 (26645)
• Australia
13 Sep
You're lucky! I hope you'll always count your cash before leaving the teller counter next time...
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
13 Sep
That I put in my head, double check to avoid wasting of time. I should be mylotting at that moment.
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@sishy7 (26645)
• Australia
13 Sep
@ilocosboy Wasted time and major frustration of being short-changed as you may not be as lucky next time...
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
14 Sep
@sishy7 that's true, what if the teller is in bad mood? It would take lots of time.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
13 Sep
That was very good that you got it back my friend. Not sure if it would be so easy here in this place.
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
14 Sep
Yeah, it was an easy way, no more yelling and tensions he he
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• Lakewood, Colorado
14 Sep
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• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Sep
It is good you went back immediately and confirmed. I'm glad to know you finally got the full amount. I alway like withdrawing from the ATM
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
13 Sep
Yeah, and its good the teller is kind enough to check her balance
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13 Sep
Me too
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@acelawrites (10624)
• Philippines
13 Sep
It's good she counted her money; some teller would not do it thinking you were just fooling them because you had already left the bank.
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
13 Sep
Maybe the look of me as truthful. Or maybe the way I talked to her matter. I'm just cool
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@JolietJake (39712)
13 Sep
To the best of my recollection I've never been short-changed at a bank.
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
13 Sep
Actually, this happened to me only now.
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@cacay1 (32062)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
13 Sep
She is lucky for you are a calm person.There are bank depositors that do not care about the feelings of the bank employees if commit some mistakes.They immediately put the teller to shame.
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
14 Sep
Oh that bank clerk should be thankful, I did it by very nice way.
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@cacay1 (32062)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
14 Sep
@ilocosboy That should be for they are also humans like us, erratic sometimes.
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
14 Sep
@cacay1 this is the very reason why my approach is nice
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@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
13 Sep
Nah, I always double count the money before leaving the counter. I don't want the hassle of going back in case of discrepancies. So, it is always best to check the money (or change from stores) before leaving.
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
13 Sep
Yeah, I should change the bad habit of leaving the counter without counting the money.
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@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
13 Sep
@ilocosboy yah, coz we don't know if that may happen in a different establishment - maybe we cannot retrieve the lost money.
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
13 Sep
@jaiho2009 it will be a big problem if that happen
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@m_audrey6788 (10309)
• Germany
13 Sep
Thanks for the awareness! Yes..I count the money at the side of the line again before going out of the bank just to make sure everything is good even at the ATM Machines.
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
13 Sep
This is a good reminder for me and to us.
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• Germany
13 Sep
@ilocosboy ..Yes!
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@ridingbet (36277)
• Philippines
13 Sep
there are some news on FB about certain people who 'drop' bills in their bags then tell the cashier that the change is not right. oh, even women do that and they seem to be proud of themselves. it is good the lady handed the right change to you.
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
14 Sep
It was a good approached and when she check the balance she accepted her mistakes.
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• Jaipur, India
13 Sep
It can happen with anyone.
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
13 Sep
The best solution, I think, is to count the money in the counter before leaving the bank
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@averygirl72 (12453)
• Philippines
13 Sep
I heard it with some people some tellers intentionally do that. My first salary I didn't count in the bank and found it short of 1000 pesos when I got home
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
13 Sep
Did the teller give back your money?
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@YrNemo (7460)
13 Sep
You were lucky there. The rule is, 'once you walk away from the counter, you can't cry foul!' Quite a few have complained, and none managed to get back the missing money. (It almost happened to me once, but I counted right in front of that teller, and he promptly gave me back the 100 dollars note he had discreetly sneaked off before.)
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@sishy7 (26645)
• Australia
13 Sep
He should be reported if he did it purposely...
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@YrNemo (7460)
13 Sep
@sishy7 I think it was a case of opportunity. If certain bank clerks thought they could get away with it, they would do it with no qualms. As they said, it is a 'dogs eat dogs world'. (Sad isn't it?)
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
14 Sep
@YrNemo its good that doesn't happen to me.
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13 Sep
That's why I am glad at my bank they also count the money back to me as they are handing it. That way we both know we aren't short. I think all banks should do that. I'm glad she gave you the money without question, most banks wouldn't do that
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
14 Sep
Sometimes the bank teller count the money in front of me.
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@sishy7 (26645)
• Australia
14 Sep
@ilocosboy They are supposed to do that ALL the time, not just some of the time...
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@KrauseHome (33249)
• United States
15 Sep
At least you caught it before you left the Bank and were able to get this rectified. We had an account one time that they screwed up on, and it took calling in a manager, etc to get it straightened out.
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
15 Sep
I was out of the bank already and just found it when I'm already in the office.
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep
Wow that went smoothly.
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
14 Sep
It was a flawless problem solving,
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@marguicha (80301)
• Chile
14 Sep
I have to count my money in front of the cashier.
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
14 Sep
Thus is the best thing to do
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@Platespinner (18072)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
13 Sep
I have any money so I have no need to go to the bank. It seems like counting it before leaving would be a good idea, though.
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
14 Sep
The best thing to do
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@JustBhem (20594)
• Davao, Philippines
13 Sep
I always check it every time I leave the bank to double check.
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
13 Sep
Though the amount was returned but still a waste of time to comeback in the back to get the money.
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@JustBhem (20594)
• Davao, Philippines
13 Sep
@ilocosboy Yes. Did you fall in line again? Or went directly to the teller?
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@ilocosboy (31759)
• Philippines
13 Sep
@JustBhem few people are in the bank, its not the usual scene in Land Bank or Metrobank, I went directly to the counter because there is no customer that time.
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