Walmart has been sending customers refund checks that seemingly came out of nowhere, and the company is trying to convince the public that they’re actually real.
According to KMOV in St. Louis, when some Walmart customers in Wisconsin who received the checks reported them to police, thinking they might be part of a financial scam, they were advised to throw the checks away, to be on the safe side.
But that advice turns out to have been incorrect. These checks are 100 percent real.
The station reported that Walmart customers who use the pharmacy, vision center, or care clinic might be eligible for a refund check due to over payment issues.
The company has been sending out thousands of checks and to their surprise, not many of them were cashed.
Now Walmart has issued a statement letting customers know that the checks are real, KMOV reported.
“Walmart Global Shared Services is a division of Walmart, Inc and issues refund checks. These checks are over payments for services purchased from the pharmacy, vision center or care clinics in our stores. It’s a refund customers are entitled to receive and should feel assured to cash them,” the statement declared.
There may have been a lot of angry customers who threw away checks because of the advice they received but there is a way to undo the mistake:
Customers who have thrown away a check can call Walmart at 866-788-5580 to have that process started.
It’s generally good advice to disregard or throw away anything that looks fishy when it comes to finances, but it it turns out that in this case, there was no cause for alarm.
(via: Conservative Tribune)