Just received a phone call from 'Sky' about renewing the card that goes into the machine. Felt dubious and voiced my concerns that this was being done over the phone. She asked me to confirm my sort code which from memory was incorrect and she picked up on that and I finally gave her my bank account number but nothing else. She also explained how to put the new card in when I receive it. Husband (from his sick bed) queried what I had done so I rang Sky (now why didn't do that first) and was told it was a scam. Rang bank who were very reassuring and said they couldn't do much with those details apart from set up a DD and put me on text alert for a large sums going in or out and warned me about giving out card details. If anything untoward happens I'm to let them know and it will be sorted out and money refunded.
Still slightly shaky refused offer of cheap home insurance from bank.
Just thought I'd let you know in case anyone else might be taken in by a call like this.
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