Thursday 19 June 2014

Optimising your holiday change?

Thai 1 Baht

Iranian 250 Real

Because of checkout inability to distinguish between a 250 Iranian Real coin, a Thai 10 Baht one, or a £2 coin, Morrisons - and possibly the Co-op, have now banned the use of the £2 coin until checkouts have been upgraded.

Given that the Iranian 250 rial is worth just one pence, and the Thai ten baht is worth about 18p, it can be seen why people are tempted in these unprecedented times....

The key issue is that shoppers - and others (!) - have now been alerted to the limitations of retail payment monitoring systems, leading to more of the same, or hopefully a move towards 100% epayment...

More checkout scams here

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