Amid stockpiling concerns, some supermarkets have been forced to impose restrictions on a number of essential items.
Brits are stripping shop shelves bare in the fear that they will need to self-isolate as coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread.
In the UK Sainsbury’s Tesco and Asda have put the limitations in place on toilet rolls, hand wash, pasta, milk and cleaning products like antibacterial wipes.
The company tweeted to say they have done this in an attempt to ensure that all customers have access to all of their stock after experiencing “unprecedented demand.”
But it seems that some parents in Australia have found a way to hack the system.
To get past the rule, parents were getting their children to line up and buy toilet paper on their own.
And it wasn’t long before Australian Aldi shoppers caught on with the “sneaky” act.
Unsurprisingly, people are furious.
Taking to Facebook, one said: “These people are greedy and selfish”.
Another shopper who saw it happening claims she called them out, saying: “That’s un-Australian – there will be nothing left for anyone else”, reports News.com.au.
Aldi CEO Giles Hurley has been forced to release a statement on panic buying.
He said: “We have taken action to discourage people buying more than they need.
“Customers are currently limited to buying four items of any one product during each visit.
“This is still significantly more than most customers would buy in a normal shopping trip and we hope this temporary restriction will give as many customers as possible the opportunity to get what they need, every time they visit.
“I’m sure, like me, you are also concerned about those who are vulnerable at this time.
“Not everyone has the financial or practical resources to buy in bulk, including our elderly customers.
“We all have a responsibility to ensure we only buy what we and our families need.
“If we shop as we normally do, our stores will quickly return to normal.”