Jade from Yorkshire bought £5 worth of petrol from Asda, only to discover that £99 had also been removed from her account. This charge is a new authorisation charge that is being trialled at a few stations in the North of England. While the money was later refunded to her, she was £99 short for 2-3 days.
Asda are placing this problem on the shoulders of Mastercard/Visa as they say that it is now industry standard. However, Asda didn’t inform anyone that this would happen and have covertly released the charge at three stations first and are looking to roll it out nationwide.