Monthly Archives: September 2015

Tescos Credit Card, possible Scam. (Barrel-Dregs 282)

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Tescos Credit Card, possible Scam. (Barrel-Dregs 282)

Please note, this appears to be yet another credit card Scam.

Having spoken to Tescos Bank Security, they assured me that they would not send anything out like the following, if you do receive anything like this, please call the number on the back of your credit card for confirmation.

Dear Customer,

Upon intensive reviews on your profile. We have noticed that you need to resolve important security issues on your account to prevent temporal deactivation. It is therefore recommended that you complete this process. Your security is important to us.

Please click on the reference link below to resolve this issue:

If clicking the link doesn’t work, you can copy and paste it into your browser.

The Tesco Personal Finance Team

Terms and Conditions

*Selected lines only. Subject to availability

** Please note, the 20% off 3 or more bottles discount will not appear in your basket online or when you check out. The discount will appear on the paper receipt. Offer is valid for deliveries on or before the 31st December 2014. Due to the UK minimum pricing law the offer also excludes 75cl still wines under £3.65, 1L under £4.86, 2.25L under £10.95 and 3L under £14.60. Excludes Scotland due to the alcohol minimum pricing (Scotland Act of 2012.)

This is an email from Tesco Stores Limited (Company Number 519500). Registered in England. Registered Office: Tesco House, Delamare Road, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire EN8 9SL. VAT Registration Number: GB 220 4302 31.

Neither Tesco Stores Limited nor any company within the Tesco Plc Group accepts responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this email as it has been transmitted over a public network. If you receive this email in error please accept our apology. If this is the case we would be obliged if you would contact the sender and then delete this email.

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CPL latest Training News


CPL Online delivering added value for operators through its Big Data Platform: CPL Online, the provider of e-learning and online business solutions to the hospitality sector, is delivering a series of added value reporting and data analysis functions for operators through its Big Data Platform.

The company has been using the platform, powered by HPCC Systems, since 2012, and it is now revolutionising the way in which it processes data. It allows clients, whose training platforms have been developed and hosted and managed by CPL Online, to analyse billions of rows of data, leading to a better understanding of their workforce and the potential to benefit from cost savings to their business.

CPL uses the data to track user trends and spot unusual or suspicious training activity and also highlights the best performing staff. It has also enabled CPL Online to add new features to its new, built-for-mobile e-learning courses, which will shortly be launched.

As well as highlighting potential cheats, the system can also identify “star performers”. It picks out staff re-taking an exam required by law, such as a health and safety course, that don’t need refresher training, potentially saving a company money.

David Dasher, managing director of CPL Online, who also sits on HPCC Systems community advisory board, said: “When we introduced the Big Data Platform the goal was to create a system that could process vast amounts of data in order to spot trends and provide customers with useful analysis.

Three years on and this is now possible with the volume of data we have. This level of sophisticated analysis will lead to significant changes in the way businesses recruit, train and promote their workforce.” This year, there has been 2.34 million logins on to CPL Online’s console system, which is powered by the Big Data Platform, and is projected to be 4.2 million by the end of 2015. Since 2012, over 1.6 million e-learning courses have been completed.