Is "Point Of Sale Withdrawal BIG 5 / SPORTING 135" fraud?

Written by Ava Morales

June 18th, 2024

Medium Risk

What is "Point Of Sale Withdrawal BIG 5 / SPORTING 135"?

Big 5 Sporting Goods has been in business since 1955. The company operates as a leading retailer of sporting goods and accessories. Their product range includes athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories, as well as a variety of equipment for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, snowboarding, and a multitude of outdoor and recreational activities. Big 5 Sporting Goods operates over 430 stores across the United States, primarily in the western part of the country.

  • **Point Of Sale Withdrawal: ** Indicates that the transaction was made at a point of sale terminal.
  • **BIG 5: ** The name of the merchant or retailer where the transaction occurred.
  • **SPORTING: ** Indicates the category or type of store, in this case, a sporting goods store.
  • **135: ** Usually an internal reference or transaction identifier specific to the bank or merchant.
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