Monday, 29 November 2010
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Saturday, 27 November 2010
Friday, 26 November 2010
Thursday, 25 November 2010
CHECK YOUR RECEIPTS BEFORE LEAVING THE CHECK-OUT
I bought a bunch of stuff, over £150, & I glanced at my receipt as the cashier was handing me the bags. I saw a cash-back of £40. I told her I didn't request a cash back & to delete it. She said I'd have to take the £40 because she couldn't delete it. I told Her to call a supervisor. Supervisor came & said I'd have to take it.. I said NO! Taking the £40 would be a cash advance against my Credit card & I wasn't paying interest on a cash advance!!!!! If they couldn't delete it then they would have to delete the whole order. So the supervisor had the cashier delete the whole order & re-scan everything! The second time I looked at the electronic pad before I signed & a cash-back of £20 popped up. At that point I told the cashier & she deleted it. The total came out right. The cashier agreed that the Electronic Pad must be defective. Obviously the cashier knew the electronic pad was defective because she NEVER offered me the £40 at the beginning. Can you imagine how many people went through before me & at the end of her shift how much money she pocketed? Just to alert everyone. My co worker went to Milford , Sainsburys last week. She had her items rung up by the cashier. The cashier hurried her along and didn't give her a receipt. She asked the cashier for a receipt and the cashier was annoyed and gave it to her. My co worker didn't look at her receipt until later that night. The receipt showed that she asked for £20 cash back. SHE DID NOT ASK FOR CASH BACK! My co-worker called Sainsburys who investigated but could not see the cashier pocket the money. She then called her niece who works for the bank and her niece told her this. This is a new scam going on. The cashier will key in that you asked for cash back and then hand it to her friend who is the next person in the queue. Please, please, please check your receipts right away when using credit or debit cards! This is NOT limited to Sainsburys; they are one of the largest retailers so they have the most incidents. I am adding to this. My husband and I were in Sainsburys and paying with credit card when my husband went to sign the credit card signer he just happen to notice there was a £20 cash back added. He told the cashier that he did not ask nor want cash back and she said this machine has been messing up and she canceled it. We really didn't think anything of it until we read this email. I wonder how many "seniors" have been, or will be, "stung" by this one????
To make matters worse ...THIS SCAM CAN BE DONE ANYWHERE, AT ANY RETAIL OR WHOLESALE LOCATION!!! BEFORE LEAVING THE CHECK-OUT........CHECK YOUR RECEIPT!!!!!
As we all get caught up in the Christmas rush, please take a few seconds to check your till receipt...it may save you a lot of expense!.
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
I'VE JUST BEEN TOLD ABOUT A NEW POSTAL SCAM.
'UNDELIVERED PARCEL' cards are being posted through letterboxes claiming that a company called PDS or PDC (postal delivery Service/company) have been unable to deliver a parcel. There is a number to ring to reschedule delivery. DO NOT ring it as your phone bill will be charged £315 to a company in Belize.
If you get a card through your letterbox call the Royal Mail Fraud 02072396655 to report them.
Sunday, 21 November 2010
Saturday, 20 November 2010
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Sadly, due to ill health, Tom will now be hanging up his running shoes but has vowed to keep supporting LLR in other ways.
Tom became involved in raising money for the charity after the death of his son Dominic due to Leukaemia in 2000.
Tom said: “We did it as a way of working through our grief, and wanted to do something positive in Dominic’s memory, and it has helped enormously to work through it". “At this moment in time I don’t think anyone will be taking it (the running club) over, but we would love it if somebody did.”
To read more about this story click HERE.
Well done Thomas and your fellow runners.It is through the efforts of people like you who "go the extra mile" (no pun intended) that LLR is achieving such great success in it's research these days.
Well Done -)
Monday, 15 November 2010
Sadly, due to the recent disasters involving broken washing machines, leaking baths and elderly cars in need of serious fettling,the descision has been taken that to get these things sorted we need to make some fast cash, and so, sadly, our tickets for the A-HA concert on Sunday will have to be sold (sob!).
I feel really gutted as I had been looking forward to this gig, one of thier last in the UK, for months, but as the old saying goes "needs must" so I have now advertised the pair of area AB tickets for sale.
Saturday, 13 November 2010
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Sunday, 7 November 2010
Jill starred in films such as An Unmarried Woman and It’s My Turn from the 70s and ’80s. Her husband David Rabe, a Tony-award winning playwright told The New York Times that she had died from chronic leukaemia at the age of sixty six.
The couple’s daughter, Broadway actress Lily Rabe, took a short, compassionate leave from Shakespeare’s A Merchant of Venice, in which she stars alongside Al Pacino to be with her mother. The show is set to open this week.
For the full story click HERE.