Last week I received a phone call,a scots male said "Barclays, a security check first your date of birth is day-month, what year?"I refused to answer,he said "Ok" then hung up.On checking 1471 I made a note of the number,and informed Barclays. They made their own checks,and said "the call was from a firm called Sun4U"So be vigilant friends. Regards Tonsie.
Of course they are, what other reason would somebody cold call you and ask for your bank details.
Simple rule, if someone calls claiming to be from your bank, put the phone down and telephone your bank to check.
If you get an email claiming to be from your bank do not under any circumstances click on any link in the email, instead visit the website by typing in the address or using a store shortcut you know to be genuine.
If someone in the street offers you chocolate and wants to show you some puppies do not follow him into a dark alley...