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'Cheap wine' ads for SurplusWines.co.uk did not deliver

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Hum    6,933

Hundreds of people are thought to have lost money after responding to two national newspaper adverts for consignments of cheap wine.

The ads for SurplusWines.co.uk promised "huge savings on fine wines and champagnes".

The half-page adverts appeared in both the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail on Saturday, 6 March 2010.

West Yorkshire Police estimate several hundred people placed orders, but are unaware of any wine being delivered.

The adverts read: "With restaurants and public houses closing down on an almost daily basis due to the current recession, a European supplier to the wholesale wine merchant and restaurant trade has been left with surplus stock due to cancelled orders."

"Surplus Wine UK have been instructed to clear this surplus stock by the case, direct to the public at less than trade prices!"

But people who paid up-front for cases of wine have not received them.

"The premise of the advertisement made a lot of sense in that there were companies who had bought stock who could no longer afford to pay for it", says Clare Dunstall.

West Yorkshire Police have been unable to find anyone receiving wine or champagne after placing an order but would like to hear from anyone who did.

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HawkMan    5,232

Wow, that ad read like an obvious scam. a little larger scale than the usual surplus scams but still screams scam.

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acnpt    39

The adverts were in two national newspapers which makes them alot more credible.

Hopefully most people who paid by credit card(not debit card) should get their money back.

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entirenick    0

The adverts were in two national newspapers which makes them alot more credible.

Yeah, agree with you there, if the adverts appeared in 2 well known papers you arn't going to know if it's a scam until you actually order a product from them. But my question is, surely they would have paid a large sum of money to the 2 papers for advertising ...

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Growled    3,880

You never know these days, do you? I guess you have to assume that almost everyone is out to get you to be safe.

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itzwolf    22

Why do people fall for this stuff... :huh:

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