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  1. Hi all I've received my first solicitors letter from Mortimer Clarke re an alleged debt with Cabot which according to them originally links back to Sainsbury's bank. I'm not the best with finances. I'm off work on ESA with Bipolar/Depression/Anxiety since 1996. Most of my mail gets thrown away unopened. I know this is bad. I've checked my equifax credit report and it shows a default with Cabot credit management group on 15/03/13. There is nothing on my equifax or noddle credit file mentioning Sainsbury’s at all. Any contact re sainsbury’s financial products I’ve had in th
  2. I was caught shoplifting from a Sainsbury's earlier in the week, huge mistake I know. Does this mean I can't order my groceries online from Sainsbury's too?
  3. Hi all Today I had a moment of insanity, wanted to buy some pants for my daughter, thought £5 was a bit pricey for one pair of pants for a baby and added another pair to the hanger, went to the checkout with my other items paid (only for 1 pair of pants as store operative did not realise what I had done) then left the shop. On leaving the shop saw the security guard and a staff member speaking to him who then immediately looked at me - but no one tried to stop me.. I immediately regret what I did and can honestly say it will never happen again. I would happily go
  4. I am beyond mortified. I am in the middle of a very turbulent time in my life, my depression is all over the place . Today I had period pain, I went to Sainsburys to get some medication. The pharmacy was closed. I hovered in the section for ages before I STUPIDLY decided to take the medication off the shelf of the closed pharmacy. I then panicked and left the store. I wasn't stopped, but they would definitely have me on camera taking the medication from the closed pharmacy. I don't know if it is clear I still had it in my possession when I left, but they may also
  5. Hello, I just found this site and it looks like a godsend as I was recently banned from Sainsbury for shoplifting items to the value of £20. the security guard took my name and address and gave me a standard banning letter. I paid for the items fully and was lead out of the store by the deputy manager. It was a shaming and stupid act, after a day from hell during a rock bottom period of my life.I now understand the meaning of the term "Cry for help". Anyway No police where called at the time, and I therefore didn't receive a caution or spot fine demand. I then read the standard banning letter
  6. I was in a rush for a charity event, which the irony of the whole situation. I didn't have the change for the second set of chocolates (£2) I just walked out with them. I was taken into a small room and after being given a talk on not doing it again I wasn't banned or given anything to sign, as I was told it wasn't worth the hassle given the extent of the items, and was just given a verbal warning. However on a paper they wanted my address, will I be getting any fines in the mail, or third party fines? If so would I have to pay it?
  7. Hi All, I visited Sainsbury's Taunton last week and on returning to my car found a Parking Charge Notice. I thought the car park had a 2 hour limit ( we were less than an hour) but on double checking the signs it states you must pay for parking and get a refund from Sainsbury's. For a windscreen ticket (Notice To Driver) please answer the following questions.... 1 The date of infringement? 11/09/2017 2 Have you yet appealed to the parking company yet? [No] if you have then please post up whatever you sent and how you sent it and the date you sent it, suitably reda
  8. Hi I'm desperately seeking help please. Ex wife and me took out a loan with Sainsburys Bank in 2008. It was for her failed business but as she was self employed and I had a good credit rating, we took it out in joint names. We divorced in 2011 and she was supposed to carry on making the payments as she had the better income. Defaulted in Jan 2012 and nothing has been paid since then. Was disputed formally in December 2012 by me - wrote to Westcot who said they would provide agreement and never did (I have that letter - their account was placed
  9. Hello, I was at Sainsbury's pharmacy a few weeks back, whilst there I picked up some washing tablets. Whilst waiting for my medication I recieved a phone call to say to immediately get to the hospital as my dad was in a bad way. I didn't think and just ran out (washing tablets under arm). Did not even think about them, security called me back I explained what had happened, they took me into a room and said I was barred etc. I then paid for my item and left the store. They said no further action I just could not go into any store. Now a couple of weeks ago I recieved a letter fro
  10. Last week I shoplifted from sainsbury's and am extremely ashamed of that. I knew I shouldn't do it and sensed something was wrong, but at that time I was very very desperate and couldn't afford buying much. It was one of the most embarrassing things in my life, I'm so glad no one I knew saw me do it. I took about 5 packs of chewing gum worth maybe £0.46 each and looked out for cameras and hid them in my pocket where I thought I was invisible. Then I went to the public toilet in the store because I genuinely had to. I walked passed the self check out machines and h
  11. Having sorted my wife's charge at Morrisons, now trying to do same with Sainsburys and Euro Car Parks. ECP sent the initial parking charge, "issued" 10th February, letter dated 16th February. Interesting thing was that there was no first name on the letter. There are two of us here at this address, my son and myself, so the person to whom it was addressed was ambiguous. In my view they had not written to me. A second letter, headed notice to keeper was dated 9th March. Again no first names, only surname. I then heard nothing until a letter from Debt Reco
  12. Hi and thanks for looking at this thread. I am about to defend a claim from an old Sainsburys credit card debt which has literally just become statute barred...I hope! Name of the Claimant Arrow Global Limited Date of issue – 30th Nov 2015 Date to submit defence = 4pm 01 Jan16 (33 days in total) - What is the claim for – 1. The claim is for the sum of £7000 in respect of monies owing by the defendant on a credit agreement held by the defendant with Sainsburys Bank PLC under account number 44444455555 upon which the defendant failed to maintain pa
  13. Hi All, long time since I have been on here, I see that advice may have changed from ignore PCN's. My daughter and her friend parked at the lcoal Sainsburys that allows 30 minutes free parking. What they didn't realise was that you still had to print a ticket to put in the windscreen showing £0 paid and a 30 minutes time. They both got PCN's, both tickets show the time which was under the 30 minutes, the PCN for failing to display a ticket. I advised them to ignore the letters, they have now received one of the 'pretend' Bailiff letters and the
  14. My friend and I are 17 years old students with no income of our own. We have been sent demands from DWF solicitors for £150 security cost each for shoplifting at Sainsburys. We were told to respond within 7 days to avoid further action. We were really threatened by the letter and I looked up information on CAB website which says we could make an offer, of less than the asked amount, for full and final payment as long as we didn’t accept liability. So I asked DWP if we could do this and they said no we needed to pay it all. I have since seen this forum and wish I’d seen it earlier. Neit
  15. I was stupidly accused of shoplifting at a local Sainsburys store after using the Scan and Go system. As my Visa Electron card doesn't work on Chip and Pin machines in supermarkets, I'm forced to use cash at all times during transactions. I naively scanned half of my shopping and paid for it with the cash I had in my wallet and moved towards the exit of the store with the intention of leaving my trolley within sight of the ATM machine so that I was able to withdraw cash to pay for the remainder of my shopping. It was at this point I was apprehended by 2 Security Guards and
  16. Hi, Well my mother was banned from sainsburys for stealing a toilet roll. We had just finished doing our shopping and then my mother decided to go into the bathroom , i was fixing my hair in the mirror and i thought it was weird that their were two cleaning ladies hanging around, getting in my face and i guess trying to see what my mother was doing in the stall. We then left walking in the parking lot when two security guards and a cleaning lady ran up to us demanding where the toilet roll was and then threatened to call the police. My mother was then
  17. Recently I was caught shop lifting from my local Sainsbury’s store. I have NEVER done anything like this before and I am so ashamed and disgusted with myself. My life is currently a big mess financially and this was i guess a CRY for help . I am normally a very upstanding, honest and god fearing person so this was definitely my darkest moment and something I assure you will never happen again,ive learnt my LESSON I have been worrying myself sick about how it will affect my Record legally. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP AND CLARIFY MY DOUBTS please ? this is what t
  18. Hi All, received a threat letter from Reestons that had to be sorted by 15th July. So I sent cca request to Cabot. I have received nothing at all back from them, but unfortunately I now cannot find my proof of postage from Post Office. However, I know that all I have ever signed from Sainsburys was an application form in store, so I doubt that they have the correct documents. Today 25th July I received court papers from Northampton court that were signed on the 22nd July. What are my options for defending when I do not have documents to prove anything.
  19. the other day I was at sainsburys with my friend and she had popped a bottle into her bag and I walked out with her bag.. . The security guards asked us to follow them to the back of the store and so we did so, police weren't called, we said our sorry's as it was a one time thing and we expressed how much we regretted making that stupid decision. they then told us that we would have to pay an amount of £150 for wasting their time and I just really want to know how this whole civil recovery thing works. Will it come up in a future CRB? They also took a copy o
  20. Hi I got a window invoice on the 22nd of march from ECP in Sainsburys for parking over the white line onto the dashes lines on the end of a row, the ticket was for £30 if paid before 14 days and £60 from 14+ I then received (28 days later) a letter in the post to the registered keep of the vehicle, being me, saying that i owed the full £60 to pay withing 28 days. I haven't contacted ECP but i have contacted Sainsburies as after looking through my bank statement i spent £59.18 the day of the fine and i regularly do a weeks shopping there and that i am discussed that they would give a
  21. I parked in a parent and child bay at my Sainsburys supermarket this morning. I was with my 19 month son. I checked the sign that was convienantly at the front of my car to check the parking rules. It didn't mention anywhere the length of time customers had to park in the carpark so I assumed it was the same as my local Tesco store which is 3 hours. I went off and got some shopping and when I returned 2 hours 45 minutes later I had a ticket from smart parking stating I had over stayed, not how long by. I then scoured the carpark and found a sign stating the maximum time was 2 hours. (t
  22. I have been caught as Shoplifting in my local sainsburys....I promise it is my first time and something really mad must be happening in my mind...I am so regretted....The shop manager did not call the police and told me it will go through civil recovery and I will be receiving a fine of 150 pounds. I am wondering whether the civil recovery will leave any record? will it effect my future visa application or job application? I am still a student...I really do not want to have this known to everyone.... Please please give me some advice.....I have seen some other post in the forum that
  23. I have recently published a blog post about a terrible experience endured by Amy Kewell at her local Sainsburys in Tonbridge. The fundamental issue with her experience is that it is very difficult to shop in a supermarket with children in a buggy. We are very keen to find a supermarket who are willing to develop a simple solution to make it easier for mums and dads with buggies. [weblink removed for consideration by site team]
  24. Hi there, I have a slightly different issue with DWF than the other posts that I have read this morning: I reused the same nectar voucher at Sainburys several times and didn't put it into the self serve pay machine. I was subsequently taken to the back of the store with staff and security and had to wait for 2 hours for the police to arrive where they let me go. I received 2 letters from DWF asking to pay £150 which I assumed was for security costs having already read these forums after the incident. Looking back to the first letter it doesn't sate what the £150 i
  25. Hello every one, this site has been of so much help. My wife also received on of these letters and i have been consoling her ever since, as she is very upset about it. I have been scouring the internet for answers and came to this forum and have read all the numerous accounts of this also happening to many others. The story is the same as others on here with regards to the letter and it's content, the difference being my wife was an employee of Sainsbury's of 13years (Team Leader) and forgot to pay for some DVD's as she got a distressing call at the time she was to chec
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