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A Message from Action Fraud - 159 Bank Hotline

By Staplehurst Parish Council Staplehurst Parish Council

Wednesday, 3 August 2022


Staplehurst Parish Council Contributor


159 Bank Hotline

What is it?

It is a fraud prevention hotline designed to protect people from being manipulated and scammed.

he 159 number enables current account customers to connect with their bank safely and securely when they receive an unexpected, suspicious or fraudulent call.
The service now includes businesses from across the banking, technology and telecoms sectors, including HSBC, Santander, Lloyds, Meta, Microsoft and Google, BT, TalkTalk and Three.
Is it successful?
Between its launch in September 2001 and April 2022, there have been 75,000 calls made to the 159 number.

To see the full fraud alert for July please follow the link: Police & Crime - Staplehurst Parish Council - Staplehurst Parish Council, Staplehurst, Tonbridge (

The message behind the service is simple, if you receive an unexpected or suspicious call about a financial matter from someone who claims to be from your bank, the police or any other authority figure, then Stop, hang up and then call 159.

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