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Ripped off by strip club!

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Consumer Rights
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Consumer Rights
First post, thanks for looking and any advice that can be given. On a recent work night out and after a large quantity of drinking I found myself in a strip club with two colleagues, I had a dance or two from some girls (not something I would normally do) I think my second time in an establishment like that. I was very wasted and have limited memory of the evening but was in formed by my friends I was escorted off to a private area to have a dance. I understood the cost to be £20 and was later informed that when my friends tried to retrieve me from the private area they were refused entry. I was in such a drunken state that I was stubbling around an even fell over. I left the establishment after a while. A couple of days later I checked my credit card balance to find charges of between £200 and £400 totalling £1500. I had no receipts for the transactions. I believe the staff have misrepresented the service and costs and taken advantage of my drunken state. I am embarrassed and feel well and truly ticked up. But wish to do something about it! Do I have any rights? Thanks
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  • ThumbRemoteThumbRemote Forumite
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    Presumably you entered your PIN to confirm the transactions?

    I'm not sure your drunkenness is much of an excuse.
  • £1,500 sounds cheap for these places, I imagine you were buying bottles of champagne for all the girls in the place at £200-£300 a bottle plus dances.

    Treat it as a life lesson.

    Oh by the way these places have been operating like this since god was a boy!
  • There have been at least two other threads in recent months identical to this.
  • edited 4 July 2013 at 10:00PM
    Siro_2Siro_2 Forumite
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    edited 4 July 2013 at 10:00PM
    Yes chip and pin was use. No drinks were bought its just a dance aparently. Fyeo in Bournemouth. :( £1500 definitely isn't cheap to me I am amazed! I have been advised by citizens advice / consumer advice line to Pursue credit card company under section 75?
  • If you entered your pin (even if you don't remember) then not much you can do really, being drunk is no excuse.

    You have no basis for a S75 reclaim just because you don't remember what happened.
    Thinking critically since 1996....
  • RuthnJasperRuthnJasper Forumite
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    poet123 wrote: »
    There have been at least two other threads in recent months identical to this.

    I thought that myself when I first read it! Here's the one I remember:- http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4568815
  • Siro_2Siro_2 Forumite
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    Wow looks like this is a common tactic employed by these establishments! I am the latest in a long line of fools.
  • wealdroamwealdroam Forumite
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    SirO wrote: »
    Wow looks like this is a common tactic employed by these establishments! I am the latest in a long line of fools.

    And you won't be the last, I'm sure. ;)
  • paddyrgpaddyrg Forumite
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    Hey, on the bright side you probably had an evening of sparkling conversation with some ladies who wouldn't normally look twice at you, and thanks to your generosity they get to feed their kids. In Soho you can easily end up at a 'clip joint' which would be closer to a mugging than a service.

    You were taken for a mug, and you were one. Little brain had taken over control. Bet you make dang sure little brain doesn't get to make spending decisions again! A mate of mine dropped 7 grand in a strip club one night, and once that ran out, the bouncers kicked him out. It's not the most classy and honourable end of the entertainment industry.
  • tinkerbell28tinkerbell28 Forumite
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    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

    A fool and his money....and they say the women are exploited.
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