Over the weekend Walmart Supercenter on Dyer St. and a customer were victims of a scam. That customer happened to be me. Now, this is exactly why I love Target drive-up service because they send you a code you need to provide for your ordered items.

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When your order is ready and you arrive to pick up your order, they send you a 4 digit code. Unlike Walmart, they just ask for a name and that's it. I had scheduled a pick-up between 4 to 5 pm at Walmart on Sunday.

Usually, Walmart won't let you pick up your order earlier than your expected time slot. I tried once and wasn't allowed which confused me about how my weekend order was picked up way earlier. Around 2:30 pm I had received an e-mail confirming a receipt for my order. I didn't think anything of it until I showed up during the time frame I chose. When I checked in they had said they didn't have anything under my name.

They all figured I ordered under a different name or someone else picked up for me when that wasn't the case. Unfortunately, I was sent away without the items I had paid for. They had to re-stock on my order which thankfully wasn't very much.

After time had passed by, one of the associates Kristopher explained the situation. Pretty much, in a nutshell, Walmart and I were victims of a scam and that they would look further into it. Hopefully, this doesn't happen to anyone else in El Paso who uses Walmart's pick-up service. But Walmart sure did make it up by giving me a $5 promo code for my next online order for this inconvenience.

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