Mum ‘goes bananas’ over 930 bill

Image copyright Bobbie Gordon
Image caption The mistake led to a call from the credit card fraud team

A slip-up by supermarket Asda in an on the internet order saw a woman charged £ 930 for a single banana.

Bobbie Gordon, from Sherwood in Nottingham, said she had been shocked to be billed £ 930. 11 for the piece of fruit — instead of 11p.

This prompted her credit card company’s scams team to stop the payment experiencing, and text her about the a lot more than £ 1, 000 bill.

Ms Gordon said Asda has apologised for the “computer error”.

“I told the seven-year-old ‘you must really enjoy this particular banana, you must cherish every mouthful’, ” she said.

Image copyright Bobbie Gordon
Image caption Asda said it ‘slipped up’ with the bill

Ms Gordon mentioned she and her husband had been baffled when they saw their costs, and did not anticipate the following banana drama.

“We thought it was just a silly error and they couldn’t possibly be charging all of us for it, ” she said.

“But then we obtained a text from my bank card company saying they detected scams and that they had tried to charge myself for it. ”

The spokesman for Asda apologised, stating it “slipped up” with the expenses.

“Whilst our plums are excellent, even we agree they are not worth that much and obviously there has been a glitch in our program, ” they said.

“We would like to thank Ms Gordon to help keep her eyes peeled and flagging this error to us and are investigating to ensure it doesn’t take place again. ”

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