Sky TV card scam warning

Police Scotland has had recent reports of scammers phoning people and pretending to be from Sky Television and Broadband.

Scammers try to appear authentic by asking for you by name and stating that “our information” shows you pay by direct debit.

They claim that your Sky viewing card is about to expire and they need some information in order to send you a new one. They then ask for your sort code and the last four digits of your account number. Like many scammers they may get pushy when not given this information.

This call is then followed up by a second call where they claim you have overpaid and that they wish to refund you. It is at this point that they ask for the rest of your bank details.

Sky have confirmed that this is not a genuine call.