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A while ago I got caught shoplifting, moment of madness. Awful lesson.

I wasn’t prosecuted, but the store banned me and took details, picture etc, it was horrific.

 

Today I went to different store and one item got lodged under my bag, a bar of chocolate,  and was stopped on way out.

I nearly died from fear from what happened before.

 

They took my name and address, nothing more,  and I paid for item.

If they check my name and address will my details come up from precious incident?

 

I have never returned to the store I was caught in from shame, a I used to shop there a lot.

They banned me for a year from the time I was caught.

 

It was 2 years ago now, and I still recoil in horror.

I’m scared I will be known now in every store, if I’m shown as the previous incident.

 

Been hyperventilating for 2 hours.

 I’m just wondering if they keep your details indefinitely on some database, even if not prosecuted. 

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They probably will keep your details for some time that you shouldn't worry about it – as long as you don't do this kind of thing again. They wouldn't use your details to try and hunt you down or anything but simply to match you up if you come into the store and they catch you doing the same thing.

I understand what you say that this second occasion a bar of chocolate was accidentally lodged under your Bank – but sometimes these accidents can indicate something a little bit more subtle going on.

I would suggest that you make an appointment with your GP and discuss what is happening. I think that will be helpful not only for the expert and experienced opinion – but also in order to open up about it.

I think that if you hide it as a secret, it will be much more stressful and much more difficult to deal with

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Thanks for answering, and so fast.

I’ve been frantically searching the internet for any information about how long they keep your details.

If there’s some data base that you’re on for life. I’m hoping it’s a year, with that being the length of time ones told I could not come into the store.

 

I doubt I’ll ever go back now though.

I did address this at the time, didn’t keep it to myself.

It’s brought it all back.

No way would I do it again.

 

I know it was probably stress that contributed.

I’m now worried I’ll be tagged in every store in town.

 

They seemed to accept it was an accident, but if I come up from previous thing, then they will think I’m a serial shoplifter. 
 

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no-one keeps any details for long nor can they exchange them between themselves as that is strictly against GDPR Law and your rights.

 

there is no 'central database' of any shoplifters other than criminal gang career ones held at police level.

 

you have absolutely ZERO to worry about 

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Thank you so much. I need the reassurance.

 

It was a store detective, that said he was watching me,  and don’t they work for many big stores.

I’m even paranoid he was watching me from previous incident, like i flashed up

or something (paranoia I know) , as I was just getting a few things, not shoplifting. 

 

 I know my details were kept with Sainsbury’s, as they said so, but for how long, I don’t know. 

This was Asda, so I’m freaking it’s some outside security firm.

 I’m scared to go back now. 

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39 minutes ago, Worried2222 said:

and don’t they work for many big stores

 

so what?

 

Sainsbury are nothing to do with Associated Dairies

 

There is absolutely no way even if someone did have multiple jobs in both stores... a security guard could ever be allowed to share your personally details between stores.

 

forget both incidences happened

go enjoy xmas and new year.

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please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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Thank you, I will try.

 

just to clarify, there’s no shared security data base that stores can access.

If my details were put in, they wouldn’t come up from the previous incident.

 

The man that stopped me wasn’t a security guard at store, but a store detective. 

Sorry if I’m repeating myself, it’s the fear, and shame I’d feel going back in.
 

Thank you again for being kind, it did calm me some,  as I was a mess with worry. 

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there is no diff between a guard or detective they are both the same. powerless ...

 

you have zero to worry about.

 

for point of note.

even if you have a banning order and did go in their store they would then simply ask you leave. 

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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Can anyone help, don’t know how to post a topic of my own

 

. Today I was stopped for not paying for 2 sets of batteries,

I had a shopping trolley of paid £112 food.

They slipped under my bag and didn’t see them!

I left the store and the beeper went off.

 

The following occurred

- I got a ban, they took my details I paid for 2 batteries and left. 


Apart from ban from the stored what other repercussions?

Do they hold on file what you “didn’t pay for” or just do they hold a file that you are banned?

 

Don’t want to be know as a serious shoplifter as I know people in the store! 


I heard about compensation letters being sent out.

The manager said “you paid so that’s it” - made me feel really

awful and horrible tummy but it was my fault and I totally understand. 

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please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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