Electronic payments: watch out this Sunday

Worldline informs Belgian cardholders that, during this period, it will not be possible to make electronic payments with international cards (Maestro, Mastercard, VISA, JCB, UPI, Diners and American Express) in physical stores and in line, as well as at gas stations.

Bancontact transactions and cash withdrawals from ATMs will however be possible.

These operations, regularly planned by Worldline, are intended to ensure the continuity of service, to guarantee optimal operation and to constantly improve the level of service, specifies the operator.


Be careful if you went to Colruyt: warning!

During a check at the supplier, it was found that the content of plant protection product residues (ethylene oxide) was too high in the sesame seeds present in the product, ”writes Colruyt.

The flour, sold in the stores of Colruyt Belgium and Colruyt Luxembourg between June 25 and September 11, has been withdrawn from the shelves.

Customers who have purchased this product are advised not to consume it and to bring it back to the store, where they will be reimbursed.

The item, which has a date of Minimum Durability (MDD) of 5/31/2021, has item numbers 12640 and lot numbers 75296.

For more information, customers can contact Colruyt customer service on 0800 / 99.124.


the perpetrator even tried to rip off his victim … twice

Several people have been victims of a counterfeit money scam in recent days in the Charleroi region. Complaints have been filed but it remains to be seen whether it is the wrongdoing of the same person. In any case, the description of the individual made by the victims leads to a teenager.

Getting handed a fake ticket is always a very unpleasant experience. And for several days, several counterfeit 20 euro bills have been circulating in Charleroi.

Several victims testified: “I found this suspicious behavior and that’s when I checked the ticket”

The Charleroi prosecutor’s office has confirmed that complaints had indeed been recorded by the fraud chief.


changes in traffic conditions on the E25-E40 / A602 link

Initially, it is the direction towards Brussels that will be affected, on the section between exit n ° 39 “Chênée” and exit n ° 38 “Belle-Île / Angleur”. This section will be completely closed from Saturday 12 at 9 p.m. to Monday September 14 at 6:30 a.m. Exit n ° 39B “18 Arcades” will remain closed until Tuesday, September 15 in the morning. From Monday 14 to Friday 18 September, in addition to night closures (from 7:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., Friday not included), the section will remain limited to 50 km / h during the day. The second weekend, from Saturday 19 evening (9 pm) to Monday September 21 in the morning (6.30 am), the closed area will be extended to exit n ° 37 “Val Benoit”.

Secondly, the entire link will experience several nights of closure in order to carry out quarterly maintenance. From Monday September 21 to Saturday September 26, every night from 9:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., the area between interchange n ° 35 “Avroy / Laveu” and exchanger n ° 39 “Chênée” will be closed in both directions of traffic. Traffic will also be reduced to one lane during these same nights between the “Embourg” and “Chênée” exits and between the “Bonne Fortune” and “Avroy” exits in both directions of traffic. A last night of closure is scheduled from Saturday September 26 at 9 p.m. to Sunday 27 at 12 noon.

“The quarterly closure of the link will make it possible to carry out various cleaning operations, maintenance of ventilation and electromechanical equipment. This work is necessary in order to offer optimal safety and mobility conditions to the users – some 75,000 vehicles per day – who use the E25-E40 / A602 link, ”explains Sofico.


several products contaminated by salmonella!

Eurokip asks its customers not to consume this product and to bring it back to the point of sale. The products were distributed through various points of sale including the Spar, Delhaize and Carrefour stores.

The products concerned are: Chipolata sausage / Chicken merguez / BBQ hamburger / Seasoned chicken mince / Cheeseburger / Italian burger steak, paprika chicken burger, chicken sausage.

Product description

– Brand: Kokorell – Small farmhouse

Use by date (DLC): 08/26/2020

– Batch number (s): 132834, / 132829, / 132833, / 132864, / 132870, / 132894, / 132878, / 132845, / 132830, / 132832, 132880, / 132881, 132893, 132869 & 132857

– Sales period: from 19/08/2020 to 256/08/2020

– Type of packaging: black or transparent plastic dish

– Weight: 200-500 gr.


big change for payments in Belgium!

If you are used to shopping online, you may need to rethink your habits. From today, orders over 1,500 euros will require “strong authentication”. Understand that your credit card number and its cryptogram will no longer be sufficient to validate the payment. The buyer must now proceed to an additional validation of the payment, if this secure validation is not already planned.

A habit that will have to be done since, from November 17, any online transaction that does not comply with the new European regulations will be refused. This is part of the Second European Payment Services Directive (PSD2), which entered into force in 2019, and which developed new rules to provide additional protection to customers when making card payments online.

A principle generalized to all transactions on November 17

With the exception of transactions with a low risk of fraud, it will therefore no longer be possible to pay for a purchase online by simply giving your bank card number and the code on the back (CVC code). In order to apply the new rules from January 1, each sales site and online operator, everywhere in Europe, must ensure that they have a compatible system. The Belgian banks have planned, in agreement with the National Bank, a progressive planning to allow a coordinated transition.

Strong authentication is the rule from August 25 for amounts greater than 1,500 euros, which will be refused if they do not comply with the new regulations. On September 22, the threshold will be reduced to 250 euros, then to 30 euros on October 19 and to 0 euros on November 17. If, in Belgium, such a process is already well established and most traders are in order, this is less the case with foreign online sales sites, which are less familiar with this principle, notes Febelfin. For the customer who purchases online, the changes should normally be barely visible, predicts the federation. They could result in a request for additional validation of the payment, if this secure validation is not already provided.


Afsca recalls chicken for presence of salmonella!

Following a notification via the RASFF system – the European Food and Feed rapid alert system – the presence of Salmonella Thyphimurium was detected in whole white chicken of the “Loué” brand, specifies the Federal Agency.

The chickens concerned bear the barcode 3238990478326 and the batch number 2020036427. Their use-by date is set at 08/20/2020. They are sold in Carrefour supermarkets in Belgium.

The AFSCA asks not to consume this product and to bring it back to the point of sale where it was purchased.

At the start of the week, Cora had already withdrawn from the sale the same type of chickens again because of Salmonella Thyphimurium.


a piece of plastic detected in the product!

More precisely, it is the “Prix Rond” cream pâté, weighing 150 grams (lot 4614), with an expiry date of 08/15/2020.

The product was delivered to the stores of Celles, Lessines, Mouscron and Templeuve during the period from July 28 to August 6.

Detry advises consumers not to consume the product and to return it to their store for a refund.


Boca Juniors: the four Colombians summoned by Russo for the return to training | Colombians Abroad

In Argentina the clubs have already received the ‘ok’ to return to training individually at the facilities, and in Boca Juniors they are already getting ready for the return.

This Friday, the players of the blue and gold squad performed the coronavirus test, in order to start with differentiated practices next Monday at the Ezeiza campus.

The xeneize coach, Miguel Ángel Russo, defined the initial squad with which he will return to sports practices, after the long time of inactivity caused by the pandemic, in which the presence of the four Colombians, and the team captain, stands out. Carlos Tevez.

According to the newspaper ‘Olé’, Sebastián Villa, Jorman Campuzano, Frank Fabra and Sebastián Pérez, are part of the initial list of almost 30 players who will be in the return to individual training.

So, these are the players Russo cited to resume practice next week:

Carlos Tevez, Izquierdoz, Salvio, Marcone, Lisandro López, Mas, Pol Fernández, Buffarini, Zárate, Ábila, Hurtado, Villa, Campuzano, Almond, Reynoso, Capaldo, Jara, Obando, Fabra, Ávila, Zambrano, Sebastian Perez, Andrada, Agustín Rossi, Roffo, Weigandt, Bou and Retegui.