Kevin says employees at a Brooklyn UPS Store keep shaking him down for $1 when he brings in packages with pre-paid labels. He has paid the fee in cash before, but when he asked to settle up by credit card the employees turned him away.
I’ve twice dropped off packages with pre-paid postage at [a Brooklyn] UPS store.
And each time they’ve tried to charge me a fee of $1 for accepting the package.
On the first occasion I paid the fee in a haze of surprise and confusion.
When I dropped off a package earlier today I was again asked for $1. When I offered them my credit card to see if they would actually take it and provide a receipt they told me to pay them the next time I came in.
Seems like a scam by employees?
Sure does. As Kevin has realized, you don’t have to pay anything if you’ve drop off a prepaid package to a UPS store.
Has anyone encountered a similar low-stakes scheme?