One retailer located in Durham became a victim this week, after scammers asked to top up a pre-paid card, obtaining a voucher and when prompted to enter their card details, opting for the ‘card not present’ option.
Ali Awan, owner of H&H Convenience Store in Gateshead, and branch secretary of The Fed, said: “I’ve been told retailers are really worried about this, and I want others to stay vigilant.”
A spokesperson for PayPoint responded to the fresh claims: “To date we haven’t had any retailers make us aware of this particular issue, but we’re always committed to offering the best possible support. We would strongly request that anyone with concerns or evidence of fraud within our network gets in touch directly and promptly so that we can take action.”
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