Everyone should be aware of a nationally operating scam that is targeting the elderly and often those who live alone. The fraudsters can be very convincing.
The victim is cold called and told that there has been fraudulent activity on their credit card. He or she is invited to ring the telephone number on the reverse of their card. Unbeknown to the victim, the caller does not hang up and the line remains open. The victim is then informed that a courier will call to collect the card - Never hand your card over to anyone. At no point is the pin number asked for – the fraudster already knows it !!
Banks/Building Societies, etc. will NEVER ASK you to give any personal information – never click on an e-mail purporting to come from Banks, etc.