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Front cover of Breaking Law

This warning is made by Stephen Gold, just retired as a judge and former lawyer to the Kray Twins, in his new book Breaking Law. He says that we are paying shops a fortune over the odds because of misleading pricing. On top of that, the decline of free plastic bags and the trend for not taking a receipt could lead to both more shoplifting and more false allegations that shoplifting has occurred.

Stephen relates his own experiences:

“In six separate recent incidents over a period of five months in one town, I – little sole me - was deceived or almost deceived on pricing by three separate high street supermarkets. That must translate into many millions each year overcharged for the whole country and all its shoppers. The main mischiefs seem to be failing to feed displayed discounts into checkout till computers and placing discount...

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