wombling in tesco - what's safe

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Discount Codes 'n Vouchers
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Discount Codes 'n Vouchers
I've seen a few posts on here about wombling but now i search for the info nothings coming up.

A few people were saying they'd had letters from tesco saying stop wombling, can you tell me how much you get away with before this letter arrives?

I've asked tesco by e-mail & phone for a 2nd card on my account for my OH and it's not arrived so he's keeping receipts for me to credit, i've also (properly) wombled 2 others, my worry is i'll get to an amount and get the nasty womble letter.

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  • tlck9tlck9 Forumite
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    what is wombling?? sorry quinda newbie
  • grubergruber Forumite
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    Its collecting receipts from trolleys & in & around the store that haven't had the points added to a clubcard & getting them added at the CS desk to your clubcard :-)
    "I took her to a supermarket,I don't know why but I had to start it somewhere" :cool:
  • WELSH-DRAGON_2WELSH-DRAGON_2 Forumite
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    Just a word of caution be careful somebody was apparently accused of credit card theft because they wombled a receipt where payment had been made by a stolen credit card. Then when they had the points added to their clubcard all fingers pointed to them.

    If I do womble which isn't that often I tend to go for receipts which are cash transactions

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  • MarkyMarkDMarkyMarkD Forumite
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    "Wombling" is fraudulent.
  • jmarkojmarko Forumite
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    MarkyMarkD wrote:
    "Wombling" is fraudulent.

    i was wondering about that. is it? what if you just give the receipts over and say 'hello, can you put these on, please?' and they say yes? that's what i... erm.. would do if i wombled! :rolleyes:
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  • hardyhardy Forumite
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    MarkyMarkD wrote:
    "Wombling" is fraudulent.

    I have been at a checkout before when the person in front has not had a clubcard and told the cashier to add them to my card. I've thanked them and had teh points added.

    Where's the fraud in that?
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    hardy wrote:
    I have been at a checkout before when the person in front has not had a clubcard and told the cashier to add them to my card. I've thanked them and had teh points added.

    Where's the fraud in that?

    sounds fine to me!
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  • hardyhardy Forumite
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    jmarko wrote:
    sounds fine to me!

    And me. Can't see where the fraud is. Any legal eagles out there?
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  • MarkyMarkDMarkyMarkD Forumite
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    OK let's clarify. If you are going to ask for other people's clubcard points and tell the customer service person that's what you are doing, then that's not fraudulent. If they choose to credit them, that's their stupid fault.

    If you LIE or IMPLY that YOU forgot to get the clubcard points credited on your own purchases (using receipts that you have wombled) then you are obtaining money by deception.

    Really, it's pathetic that people think it's legal OR MORAL to do this.
  • spike87spike87 Forumite
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    Its collecting receipts from trolleys & in & around the store that haven't had the points added to a clubcard & getting them added at the CS desk to your clubcard :-)

    That is one of the saddest things I have ever heard! People actually do this?!

    :rotfl: :rotfl:
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