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Man charged £223,000 for six beers at his local off licence

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How often do you enter your Pin number without bothering to check how much you're being charged?

Whether you're cautious with cards or a chilled out chip-and-pin user, this tale might play on your mind when you make your next purchase.

A 28-year-old man got the shock of his life when he swung by his local boozer to pick up a few bottles of American craft beer.

In a freak accident, Kris Wines, a specialist off licence based in Islington, London, charged the North Londoner a fraction over £223,000 - the price of the average British home - for six bottles of beer.

The real price of the drinks was £22.30.

Unsurprisingly the customer, who works in market research, did not have enough funds in his account, so the payment was declined.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/household-bills/11631586/Man-charged-223000-for-six-beers-at-his-local-off-licence.html

 
 
 

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 Ukshep    21,685

How often do you enter your Pin number without bothering to check how much you're being charged?

Whether you're cautious with cards or a chilled out chip-and-pin user, this tale might play on your mind when you make your next purchase.

A 28-year-old man got the shock of his life when he swung by his local boozer to pick up a few bottles of American craft beer.

In a freak accident, Kris Wines, a specialist off licence based in Islington, London, charged the North Londoner a fraction over £223,000 - the price of the average British home - for six bottles of beer.

The real price of the drinks was £22.30.

Unsurprisingly the customer, who works in market research, did not have enough funds in his account, so the payment was declined.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/household-bills/11631586/Man-charged-223000-for-six-beers-at-his-local-off-licence.html

 
 
 

​lol whaaaat? that is insane. This is another reason why i always use cash.

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yes, i always pay cash myself. never debit card. always read the receipt/bill before pay. used to encounter hidden charges i never agreed to.

 
 
 

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