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Consumer campaign to keep receiving printed till receipts looks like a good move – on paper

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With a paper receipt, everything is there in black & white (or shades thereof, depending on how badly the receipt has faded). With an electronic receipt it's all just bits & bytes in a PDF, or pixels in a JPG. I can conceive a wheeze where you buy something when it's on sale but then doctor the receipt to show a different purchase date and price, then take goods back for refund of more than you paid. How diligent are the till staff of checking the validity of the contents of an electronic receipt?

Just thinking out loud, on behalf of a friend....

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