Brian StPierre asks residents to be wary of phone calls asking for bank details after receiving a phone call purporting to be from Amazon. He writes :-
Basically, the caller says they're calling from Amazon, and that "lucky
you" are entitled to a refund for a payment to Amazon Prime. When you
say, as Sarah did, that we don't belong, you're reassured that it's so
easy to click on the button for joining that lots of people do it
without realizing it, and that they understand. Very smooth, quite
convincing. Then they ask for your bank details, or in our case, simply
to share the details with them for a live transaction, so they can
immediately process the "refund." At that point of course, Sarah laughed
and hung up. But she says they are VERY convincing, and it is plausible.
I tried calling the number back, and it wasn't recognized, although it
is international. Reminder: NEVER GIVE OUT YOUR BANK DETAILS. PRETEND
IT'S A VIRUS AND DON'T SHARE!