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9 Jul 2020

With the additional Government funding and Activate Cycle Academy's launch of a brand new apprenticeship standard for bicycle mechanics there has never been a better time to take on an...

8 Jul 2020

The Competition and Markets Authority is leading a Digital Markets Taskforce to provide advice to the Government on the potential design and implementation of pro-competitive measures for...

8 Jul 2020

Coronavirus is clearly having a huge impact on retail workers but one ofthe impacts that is often overlooked is its effect on the mental wellbeing of those working in our stores.

7 Jul 2020

The Government has now published its response to the Call for Evidence on Violence and Abuse towards shop staff which closed in June 2019.

2 Jul 2020

Innovative indie retailers who adapt their business to combat the impact of Covid-19 are to be recognised in a special category in Britain's Best Small Shops competition 2020

2 Jul 2020

The Government has published the Business and Planning Bill in the Houseof Commons designed to make provision relating to the promotion of economic recovery and growth.

1 Jul 2020

Rental e-scooters will become legal on roads in Great Britain from this Saturday, in a bid to ease pressure on public transport amid the coronavirus crisis

1 Jul 2020

To gauge the intentions of the British public, Maybe* has gathered 20,000 answers from regions across the UK to understand if and when they'll return to the shops, and what their concerns...

1 Jul 2020

The FCA are requesting that firms now prepare for phased move to FCA's new data collection platform RegData.

24 Jun 2020

Recent research has investigated how consumer behaviour has developed over the past few months as people have adapted their shopping styles tothe lockdown

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Fraud alert! Protect your business

Posted on in Cycles News

 Cifas UK, the UK's largest fraud prevention organisation has informed us about a fraud trend that could impact your business.

Fraudsters are attempting to pay for goods using a debit card, as they enter the PIN into the card machine it causes an alert that asks the sales assistant to call for authorisation. Fraudsters are telling the sales assistant that this has happened before and are offering to call for authorisation. The fraudster then pretends to call the number and gives the sales assistant a number. When the sales assistant enters this number into the card machine it will appear to authorise the transaction, this is because any number entered into the machine will appear to authorise the transaction.
The fraudster can then leave the store with the goods, receipt and warranty, without paying for them.

What to do if you have a suspicion?

If you are suspicious at any time throughout or after the purchase, please contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or actionfraud.police.uk to report the fraud

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