A SCAM alert has been issued by police after a number of phone calls have been made by someone claiming to work for Amazon.

After getting through to residents, the caller says they are phoning to renew their Amazon Prime account plan and asks for personal information such as bank details.

The alert issued by Greater Manchester Police's Leigh, Atherton and Hindley Facebook page today, Tuesday, follows other scam warnings when people received calls from crooks claiming to be from the tax office and the TV Licensing Department.

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A police spokesman said: "Do not give bank details to any unknown party over the phone.

"After the tax office and TV licensing (calls), it appears the scammers are now moving to Amazon Prime.

"Please make sure that any vulnerable friends or relatives are aware of this danger.

"Any changes to your Amazon Prime account can be done once you log on to your account.

"You do not need to pass details to a stranger."

If you have any information contact police on 101.