£99 Deposit for Filling up

Supermarkets including Tesco and Sainsbury’s are trialling a £99 holding deposit payment at their pumps.

Drivers have been venting their anger this week after noticing a £99 deposit was taken from their account whilst they filled up. The idea being, a later transaction is made to “correct” the £99 deposit for the correct amount taken.

Retailers say the mechanism is designed to combat fraud. However, the move has proved controversial with some drivers fearing they will be incorrectly billed £99 after driving away.

This method was experimented with a few years back with retailers having to eventually remove it after noticing people started to avoid their pumps in favour of elsewhere.

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