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Tesco ticket terror

tescoClaretandHugh is receiving reports that the new West Ham season ticket access cards can set off anti theft alarms in Tesco supermarkets and other stores.

The new access cards for the London Stadium contain a RFID chip which have been known to confuse some alarms in stores leading to security guards checking some West Ham fans thinking they have stolen something from the store.

West Ham fan Josua Hearne was the first to highhight the issue posting “Careful with your WHU season ticket cards – reports that its setting off the door alarms in certain shops” 

founder_article_imageRay Hearne added: “Mine activates the Tesco Direct alarm in Shenfield. Bleeps every time I leave.”

Terry Clayton said: “So that’s what it is! I wondered why I kept doing it! Tesco’s and most shops I’ve been in at lakeside!”

Ram Varma claimed his season ticket set off the alarm at the Hammers club store with Claire Jones agreed adding on social media “Yes the stadium store and also has made one of our friends Oyster cards not work after it had been next to it”

tesco2Graham Stafford also had problems at Tesco’s and elsewhere saying “Always in Tesco’s and JD sports and a few others”

Anthony Huffon said he had problems at another supermarket saying “Morrisons when all I bought was apples”

Supporters Tony Massey and Paul English also confirmed they had problems in Tesco supermarket stores amongst others who confirmed the issue.

A source close to the West Ham Office said it was the first they heard of it and had yet to receive an official complaint telling us:

“This is the first I have heard of that.  I’m aware of problems with RFID cards that can set off alarms but we haven’t received a single complaint of this nature. We will look out for any feedback like this but if it was a large scale problem would have had feedback by now”

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

16 comments on “Tesco ticket terror

  1. Damn it that will put an end to the buy none get one free scheme.

  2. Tesco Ticket Terror lol behave yourself Sean 🙂
    Well mine ain’t set anything off anywhere.Something else to add to the list for Daphnes Parish Council to sort out.

  3. What is it April 1st??

  4. Its the wetties I tell you ! Daphne ‘s trying to take over the world using cyberwetics?
    All pampers are going to be chipped to be used in the deluge on command when BFS first england game ends in disaster ? Lol.:-)

  5. Ticket terror at Tesco’s? It will be down to Karen Brady and the board for not getting Payet to shop there for the extra value range and for standing not sitting in queues. Daphne and the parish council will be launching a full investigation into why this has happened alongside their investigation into bullying on Claret and Fishy.

  6. This is a wind up right.

  7. This doesn’t surprise me. My season ticket has tried to pay for the weekly shop in tescos on more than one occasion. Twice Infact but the checkout staff have put a stop to it on both occasions.

    • Haha ! Mine was caught wearing a ballaclave trying to rob a cash point , but he had it on back to front !! 🙂

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