A helpful message from David and Wendy Lowdon - regarding supposed messages from Amazon asking for bank details
Fraudsters may impersonate us in order to get access to your information and, from time to time, you might receive e-mails, text messages or phone calls purporting to come from Amazon.co.uk which do not originate from us.
You can report suspicious spam via Action Fraud at https://www.actionfraud.police.uk.
Amazon will never ask you for remote access to your device e.g. by asking you to install an app. In addition, Amazon will never ask you for the following information in an e-mail communication, text message or phone call:
• Your National Insurance Number.
• Your bank account information, credit card number, PIN number, or credit card security code (including "updates" to any of the above).
• Your mother's maiden name or other information to identify you (such as your place of birth or your favourite pet's name).
• Your Amazon.co.uk password
More information on techniques used by fraudsters can be found at the following help page:
It is possible to block and report these nuisance calls by ringing 1572