English Retiree Exposes 50% Price Increase in Low-Cost Supermarket “Poundstretcher”

2023-10-25 11:01:15

Joyce Deacon, an English retiree, was offended to see prices increase by more than 50%! However, it is a store supposed to be “low-cost” and affordable, which the retiree denounces. AFP By Sudinfo Published on 10/24/2023 at 7:25 p.m.

Joyce Deacon, 73, a retiree from the south of England, revolted at the prices in a supermarket in her town, and wanted to share her dissatisfaction with the English newspaper The Mirror.

This episode takes place in a particularly tense context in England, where inflation has exploded this year, strongly affecting the most precarious.

What shocked Joyce was the price of a bottle of water she had purchased a month earlier. She claims that Poundstretcher, a major low-cost supermarket brand in England, increased the price from 2.80 euros to 4.50 euros.

of videos

She said: “I was absolutely furious. I want other people to know that companies scam people all the time. I feel horrible because discount stores are supposed to help low-income people.”

She complained to the staff and even wrote to the store’s headquarters to denounce this significant price difference. He told her that the price she had previously paid was in reality a promotion during the summer.

Read also Inflation fell from 4.09 to 2.39% in September: this is its lowest level since July 2021, but certain prices are still not decreasing…

“This bottle is worth £3 at most, no more. There was no sticker or anything on it, and I feel like they are trying to scam me. For some, it’s not much, but when you’re retired, every penny counts. »

Jeroen Bosmans, from Beringen in the province of Limburg, lost 1,000 euros following an online scam. An attempted fraud which he quickly realized by blocking his bank account. But that was not enough… BELGA By Sudinfo Published on 10/24/2023 at 11:42

“One Thursday, we made an offer on MarketPlace on Facebook for a curling iron for my friend Jana’s mother,” Jeroen told our colleagues at The Importance of Limburg. “The saleswoman contacted us immediately afterwards. She looked very enthusiastic. She asked us to pay a deposit of 5 euros through Payconiq. We did it. When I checked our account at my Argenta bank to make sure everything was going well with the payment, I saw that 1,000 euros were reserved in our account to pay this saleswoman. »

of videos

Jeroen was the victim of a scam, what we call phishing. This involves getting the recipient of a legitimate-looking email to provide their banking details or financial service connection credentials in order to steal money.

“We blocked our accounts and reported the incident to the police. The latter opened a file. It turned out that the Payconiq page had been faked. It was truly a work of art. We didn’t see any difference from the usual Payconiq page. » says Jeroen.

Read also Beware of the new bank card fraud technique: thieves even travel to their victim’s home!

“On Monday it turned out that no money had come out of our account. I was relieved, because we had thus defeated the crook. But to my surprise, a day later, another 1,000 euros were put aside in our account. It turned out that Argenta ultimately paid the amount to the fraudsters. Will we ever be able to get the 1,000 euros back? »

An unresolved story

“If you make a transaction with your bank card, we cannot prevent the payment,” replied Argenta Bank. “Payment is processed within five seconds of signing.”

Read also Martine, from Sauvenière, believed she had a very advantageous savings account… when in reality it was a scam: “I lost 135,000 euros, all my savings are gone and the inheritance from my husband too” (video)

“Thus, blocking an account cannot interrupt the processing of the transaction, even if it occurs shortly after the transaction. The damage is caused during the initial confirmation of the transaction. No bank, including Argenta, can interrupt reserved transactions. Even in the event of fraud. » the bank justified itself.

It is not yet known if and when Jeroen will be able to get his money back.

#police #call #vigilance #scam #spreading #gas #pumps

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.