Dedicated number for victims of fraud launched

People being targeted by fraudsters attempting to trick them into transferring money to them can now call 159 to be directly linked to their bank for support.

Stop Scams UK and the Global Cyber Alliance have launched a 12-month pilot where customers who suspect an attempted fraud can call 159 and be contacted with their bank, in a similar way that 101 connects people with the police. If the pilot is successful, Stop Scams will request regulators make the number permanent.

Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds Bank, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, Starling Bank and Ulster Bank are initially taking part.

Read the entire article and GCA’s role in envisioning 159 for cybercrime.