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Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons shoppers warned after scammers stole £1,000 from gran

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Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons shoppers warned after scammers stole £1,000 from gran


A gran, who scammers stole £1,000 from after swiping her bank card in a Tesco, has finally been reimbursed six weeks later.

TSB repaid pensioner Lola Sledmere the hefty sum with an extra £150 in compensation, but she had a warning for other shoppers

The 88-year-old gran of seven was initially frustrated by the lack of response from TSB and the police.

She says large businesses aren’t doing enough to prevent customers from being scammed, the Express reported.

Ms Sledmere, who is a widow, previously shared how her bank card was stolen and how the incident led to her struggling to sleep and becoming wary of leaving her home.

She said the scam started at the checkout area after viewing CCTV inside the supermarket appearing to show one man loiter behind her and watch her insert her PIN.

Lola Sledmere’s bank card was stolen in a Tesco car park

Then she was distracted by a second man while returning her trolley in the carpark of the Tesco Superstore in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, after which another man sneaked into her car, just yards away, to steal the card.

Ms Sledmere said remains critical of large supermarkets like Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons.

She said: “Considering these large supermarkets, like Sainsbury’s and Morrisons as well, make so much money, they should do more to help prevent these things from happening.

“I think maybe they should have…

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