Gardai in Ballina are advising listeners of a phone scam that is happening across the region at present.

A call is received from an automated voice that identifies itself as Amazon Prime.

It thanks you for your business with Amazon Prime and says its renewing your account and that 39.95 will be deducted from your bank account.

If you want to cancel. press 1.

When you press 1,  you get through to an actual person, often with a foreign accent, and they tell you to download an app. The app has a number and if uploaded allows the scammers to remotely access your mobile phone and pc.

The message from the gardai is  - do not engage with this or any caller that is seeking any bank details.

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