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Tuesday, October 31, 2006
By Yokota Fritz

The company's Web site,, shows images of scores of bikes and several employees eager to serve you at a shop in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Trouble is, there are no bicycles or employees at Steve's Cycling Store in Cheyenne, because there is no such store in Cheyenne. The address listed on the Web site is actually the location of a large truck stop.

That hasn't stopped hundreds of people nationwide from being taken for tens of thousands of dollars through an elaborate scam that uses the company's fake online store and eBay, said Barbara Read, communications supervisor for the Mountain States BBB.

Read more at C.I.C.L.E.: Online bicycle store is a fraud

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Some suggestions on how to avoid an online bike scam:
-- Track down the address on Google
-- Check the city directory online. Is the bike shop listed? Have other area bike shops heard of this one?
-- Don't deal in cash
-- Call the bike manufacturer through its toll-free number; do they deal with the online bike retailer in question?
Thanks for the tips, Gene.
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