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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

#286: Incorrect Tip Calculation

In restaurants when you pay by credit card, they provide a recommended tip calculation for various level of generosity, 15%, 20%, 25%. However, they do this calculation based on the total AFTER tax. The tip calculation is supposed to be done on a pre-tax basis. This obviously is a scam intended to extract extra tip from the patron, or make them feel guilty for giving below the recommended amount. I don't feel guilty, but I'm mad they are trying to pull this scam. Severity: 3