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2 Dec 2020

The recent ACT restructure means that cycle businesses can benefit from extended business support and new services as well as full annual ACT membership from just £60 per year!

2 Dec 2020

A refreshed suite of posters developed to support retailers in encouraging shoppers to wear face coverings using behavioural science techniques. The posters are available free of charge for...

2 Dec 2020

Independent bicycle retailers in Bradford, Ipswitch and York have all been commended in this year's search for the Best Small Shop of 2020!

27 Nov 2020

Recent events have once again highlighted the growing concerns centred on the UK's growing use of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) services.

26 Nov 2020

A family run, independent, home and gift shop in Worcester has been named as Britain's Best Small Shop of 2020.

25 Nov 2020

The Chancellor presented his Spending Review to Parliament today settingout the Government's departmental spending plans for the year ahead andresponse to Coronavirus (Covid-19).

24 Nov 2020

On Monday ACT members were invited to join Maybe* for a free webinar to learn how to optimise social media use.

19 Nov 2020

IRC member enters debate to seek an extension to the moratorium onevictions within the Coronavirus Act 2020. Can you help us...

19 Nov 2020

Indie Retail are delighted to announce a partnership between themselves and the app-controlled window display sign TraffikFlo, enabling more shops to simply and effectively manage social...

18 Nov 2020

ACT members are invited to join Maybe* on Monday 23rd November at 8pm for a webinar to learn how you can optimise your social media use.

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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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