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I think my local supermarket thinks I'm scamming them!

edited 17 October at 1:26PM in Shop but don't drop
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edited 17 October at 1:26PM in Shop but don't drop
I dont think I am?!  Through my work I get discounts at certain places and get 4% off my local supermarket.  So if I put £100 on the supermarket's gift card, it only costs me £96.  So with this gift card I have been buying Amazon gift cards - I have spent a lot at Amazon recently and so have bought quite a lot of the gift cards from the supermarket, in effect I'm getting 4% off of Amazon.  Anyway, went to buy one today for someones birthday, none there, I asked one of the "colleagues" and was told the Manager has stopped selling them as someone has been buying alot of them and thinks there is a scam going on!  Since they know it's one person, they must know it's me and I feel really awkward now about shopping in there.  I've bought about £400 worth of Amazon voucher this year roughly, it can't be me they are referring to , can they?  !
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  • FarwayFarway Forumite
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    Some SMs limit purchases of other items including gift cards with their gift cards
    Other items are often petrol & lottery but may include gift cards
    Check their T & Cs
  • BacmanBacman Forumite
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    Go to a different branch of the supermarket where they don't know you and buy buy buy!
  • PLRFDPLRFD Forumite
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    £100 to get £4 off ? Is it worth it ?
  • Elmer_BeFuddledElmer_BeFuddled Forumite
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    Yup, sure is. 4%!!
    I'm writing a book on plagiarism. It wasn't my idea.

    I'm going to build a 1/3rd scale Steam Traction Engine. Now, that was my idea! Sod the kids inheritance!
  • ThenonameleagueThenonameleague Forumite
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    Contact the customer service team and ask if they could be available to buy again.
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  • Andrea_jardinAndrea_jardin Forumite
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    £400 of Amazon vouchers doesn't seem excessive
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    edited 12 October at 6:55AM
    Are people really that stupid to fall for such a scam? Really that stupid??
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    edited 12 October at 8:11AM
    Bacman said:
    Are people really that stupid to fall for such a scam? Really that stupid??
    Not really stupid - just vulnerable and frightened.  There have been reports of elderly people being told that an arrest warrant has been issued, and that they will be hauled off to prison if they don't pay their 'tax bill' now.....and that the quickest way is by Amazon (or similar) vouchers.
  • edited 12 October at 10:11AM
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    edited 12 October at 10:11AM
    Bacman said:
    Are people really that stupid to fall for such a scam? Really that stupid??
    Yes, and it isn't stupid people either as there are reports in the paper of office workers in senior positions and even a local councillor falling for it. The scam I am thinking of though is being asked by your boss or work colleague to hurriedly buy cards as they need them desperately and can't get away from a meeting to get them -.

    It's a big scam now and realise on people blindly trusting the messages they get on social media , we've had a few mentions of it on boards on here. Look up the warning board I think it was, about 4 -6 weeks ago we had a couple of them.
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