Adviser’s big bill

Even financial advisers can miss a trick when not concentrating.

Pretima Champaneri-Phillips, who is registered with Positive Solutions, found she had been charged for a rather expensive meal at Cote brasserie in Hampstead.

Instead of being charged £26.83 for a modest early bird supper with her son, she found, after typing in her PIN, she had been asked to pay £268,399.

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Luckily it was cancelled quickly and nothing went through her bank account.