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If you think someone is trying to trick you via a phone scam into handing over money or personal details…

…Stop, hang up and call 159 to speak directly to your bank.

159 is the memorable, secure number that connects you directly to your bank if you think you’re being scammed.

159 works in the same way as 101 for the police or 111 for the NHS. It’s the number you can trust to get you through to your bank, every time.

159 will never call you. Only a fraudster will object to you calling 159.  Just as with phishing emails, if it doesn’t look, feel or sound right, don’t proceed.

You can find out more about 159 and stopping phone scams on the Stop Scams UK website: https://stopscamsuk.org.uk/159

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