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Major cycling retailer warns customers of fake website scam

Major cycling retailer warns customers of fake website scam

Scammers mimic Cycle SuperStore website Scammers mimicking Cycle SuperStore have contacted customers to say they have won a competition and should hand over credit card…

Tuesday, Aug 16

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Scammers mimic Cycle SuperStore website Scammers mimicking Cycle SuperStore have contacted customers to say they have won a competition and should hand over credit card details

Major Irish cycling retailer Cycle SuperStore has warned its customers of a sophisticated scam replicating a genuine competition.

Scammers pretending to be Cycle SuperStore (link is external) have contacted customers to say they have won the competition and offer a link to a website imitating the retailer’s own page, where they are asked to provide personal information, including credit card details.

Cycle SuperStore took to social media to warn customers: "This is not us, we will never ask anyone for personal details. Please ignore if they contact you."

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Hijacking the competition — which offers prizes of cycling shoes worth €199, a €47.99 base layer and €40 Zefal hamper to the winners — the scammers sent out messages with a link to the fake site (seen below). Scammers mimic Cycle SuperStore website Once there, a welcome page congratulates "a lucky person who received a gift from us" before asking for credit card details to verify their details. The rest of the website is largely empty, except for a genuine business address lifted from Cycle SuperStore. Writing on social media, Cycle SuperStore said: "It has been brought to our attention that there is someone pretending to be us. They are contacting people to tell them they […]

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