Published by: Joe Lenane | Published Date: 24th July 2012
The NFRN has renewed calls for members to beware of fraudulent PayPoint transactions following an incident which has left one member in North London seriously out of pocket.
The member received a phone call from a person purporting to be a PayPoint employee who had all his store details and asked him to run a diagnostics test. Believing the call to be genuine, the retailer did as he was requested, losing several hundreds of pounds.
Meanwhile West Midlands retailer Narinder Randhawa received a similar call in his store, asking him to run a diagnostic check and run off a series of vouchers, quoting the reference number to the caller. As there is no PayPoint terminal in his store, Narinder hung up but has warned colleagues to be alert to these calls.
The NFRN is therefore reissuing the following advice to members: