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Is Morrisons trying to tell us something? Neon sign lights out sends a message

By Plymouth Herald  |  Posted: February 03, 2014

Is Morrisons trying to tell us something? Neon sign lights out sends a message

Picture by Andy Jex

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Is this what retailers think of the plan for a new supermarket in Tavistock?

Well, the good people of West Devon probably wouldn't be that blunt - but the sign is amusing nonetheless.

The picture emerged this week after news from up country that a neon sign was modified by disgruntled workers.

The Thwaites sign which can be seen across Blackburn had three of the letters turned off seemingly to send a message about what workers thought of management after redundancies were announces.

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The Morrisons sign in Tavistock gave its own opinion when part of the system broke down, and was shared on Facebook this week by Andy Jex after the Thwaites story broke.

Last month plans for a new Tesco in Tavistock were approved despite fears from retailers it will badly impact their business.

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  • Tony248  |  February 03 2014, 7:14PM

    Here's how these scammers work. 1. They put up a notice offering big rewards for little effort. 2. Victim goes on website and fills in application form. Name, address, e-mail address and bank details- "so we can send you your money"- and is told "we will be starting you soon". 3. A few days later, victim gets e mail. Apparently from their bank. Saying they think there is a problem with their online banking and asking them to go to a website to re-confirm their sign in details. 4. Because, unlike the usual phishing e mails, it is addressed personally to them and quotes sort code and account number, victim thinks it is genuine and complies. 5. Scammer has control of bank account and empties it. Most of these people are Russian as you can see from the poor way it's written. 99% won't fall for it, but from the 1% that do they get millions each year!

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  • raglanron1  |  February 03 2014, 2:53PM

    A bit of wit to spot this one. It allows me to say I support the small shops character of Tavistock. Let them do a Totnes and keep the high street and surrounds 'pure', with locals. One supermarket is quite enough. Good as Tesco are, the small trader can provide the service and a dedicated owner.

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