Children as young as six have been hoodwinked out of millions by unscrupulous shopkeepers in a mis-selling scandal that makes PPI look like (some other scandal but smaller).
Six-year-old Mandy Lewis, whose name has been changed from Lynn Simcox to hide her identity, tells how she handed over a £1 coin for a bag of Haribos at her local corner shop without receiving any advice at all as to whether the product was suitable for her needs. At the time Mandy recalls feeling a desire to eat sweets but was offered no credible way for her to gauge the effectiveness of the various items of confectionery on offer in providing cost-effective sugar-craving satisfaction. In fact a Mars bar at £0.59 would have more than met her immediate requirements leaving Lynn (Sorry, Mandy) £0.41 better off. Multiplied across the length and breadth of the country, the scandal could be the biggest mis-selling scandal since the last one.
A spokesperson for the corner shop commented, "Only two school children in here at once. Are you paying for that? We don't do Oyster. Stop reading that magazine, it's not a library."