Summer is almost here which means that we can get our hands on seasonal fruit that we can’t get throughout the year. British mum, Bobbie Gordon, brought a single banana from ASDA but was shocked to discover that she had been charged £930.11 instead of 0.11 pence.
However, this led to her credit card company’s fraud team stopping the payment going through, and texting her about the more than £1,000 bill. Bonnie Gordon said Asda has apologised for the “computer error”.
“I told my seven-year-old ‘you must really enjoy this banana, you must cherish every mouthful’,” she said. “We thought it was just a silly mistake and they couldn’t possibly be charging us for it,” she said. “But then we got a text from my credit card company saying they detected fraud and that they had tried to charge me for it.”
A spokesman for Asda apologised, saying it “slipped up” with the bill. “Whilst our bananas are excellent, even we agree that they are not worth that much and clearly there has been a glitch in our system,” they said.
“We would like to thank Ms Gordon for keeping her eyes peeled and flagging this error to us and we are investigating to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”