Who phoned me from 08453512293

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Anon.
(Anonymous user)
October 5th  2011 09:54
SCAM
Pretends to be from Halifax and instead is a hoax - grrrr
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
October 1st  2012 12:08
I have had the same but this is a legitimate number and is checking transactions as part of anti-fraud
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
November 8th  2011 21:24
persistent, and annoying!!
called me several times today with automated message saying they were halifax security, saying i needed to call an 0845 number??!! I didn't!
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
November 16th  2011 20:58
scam
They keep phoning my mobile and landline over and over. How thick do they think I am? But how do they know my name, my bank and both phone numbers?
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
April 13th  2012 18:37
maybe because it's your bank?
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
November 28th  2011 11:22
Genuine
This is not a scam, no account details are requested. It is just to verify recent transactions on my debit card were genuine.
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
June 27th  2014 20:22
This is correct. I was called and not asked for any account details.
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
December 7th  2011 09:41
Genuine
Its Halifax Fraud automated system, verifying recent transactions made by debit card
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
December 7th  2011 19:50
Genuine
Rung back and confirmed transactions id made recently
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
December 10th  2011 13:30
Its a scam
Just spoke to Halifax after this number called this afternoon. Its not one of their numbers - don't call them back - just call Halifax direct on the number on the back of your card
Chalky
(Anonymous user)
December 30th  2011 14:58
Genuine
This is the Bank of Scotland Fraud Division.

They pick up on a dodgy transaction and ring you.

If you press the button for a dodgy transaction you are transferred to a call handler.

They read out the dodgy transaction amounts etc. If you confirm dodgy ones then they mark these as fraud and you will not lose any money.

Chalky
(Anonymous user)
December 30th  2011 14:59
If you have dodgy transactions they also cancel your card and arrange for a replacement.

They also supply you with a direct number to call.

It is genuine and if you get a call from them then give them a call back.
itscool
(Anonymous user)
January 23rd  2012 12:34
Genuine
Halifax fraud protection automated number. Called me to confirm recent transactions. Phone on this number if you have a missed call from them. You will need to do this if you want any recent payments (e.g. Amazon) to be made!!
Anon pensioners
(Anonymous user)
February 10th  2012 09:59
Genuine
Genuine. It's Halifax automated call if they have suspicious transactions. We phoned Halifax by their fraud protection line to confirm as don't like automated calls. If you ignore it a person will call you later anyway.
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
February 28th  2012 11:09
Genuine fraud protection
This is a genuine automated Halifax service. Normal Halifax services are separate from the fraud protection units so they can never tell you if the fraud department has tried to contact you. I just had to verify a transaction as I had been out of the country using my card abroad and it was the first time I'd used the account since being home so maybe to them it looked dodgy. It's really good they do it!
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
April 5th  2012 18:00
Foreign number?
After trying to draw two lots of £300 (max allowed) from my HBOS debit card, I got a call from 08453512293. An automated voice asked me to call them back. They gave an 0845 number and a "calling from abroad" number to call them back but I was not able to write them both down as I was in the street. Does anyone know the "calling from abroad" number as my mobile does not allow 08xx calls.
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
April 6th  2012 20:27
persistant!
Had 4 calls in one day alone, just ignored them and will do so! If its a human I may answer depending that I know that person etc!
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
April 13th  2012 18:40
genuine
I had had problems using my card in a cashpoint and had tried several times. Halifax called on this number to check the transactions were genuine. automated but fairly quick and simple. quite reassuring really!
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
April 23rd  2012 17:26
This is a scam
Claimed to be halifax but when i phoned halifax to confirm they had no record of it. Halifax said not to give them any details!
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
May 1st  2012 19:41
Not a scam
We received several calls to both mobile and landline from this number. I eventually contacted Halifax using the number on the back of my card. It was indeed a legitimate call. Someone had attempted to make a fraudulent transaction that morning. Hats off to The Halifax I say
RobDavies
(Anonymous user)
May 2nd  2012 10:02
THIS IS GENUINE - IGNORE COMMENTS SAYING OTHERWISE
This is Halifax's Fraud Department. I received a call from them yesterday, and was initially sceptical, and hung up on the automated message. "It" called back and left a voicemail, and reading the comments on this thread, I thought I should call back.

Turns out there had been over £2,000 worth of fraudulent transactions on my card, and they were able to deal with it very quickly.

linze
(Anonymous user)
August 6th  2012 10:01
very real amd important
it was Halifax.automated service.
just needed to press buttons to confirm transactions that where made yesterday.
reassuring actually
it's good they can identify unusual activity so fast.
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
August 16th  2012 09:43
Not a Hoax-Has access to your recent transactions
It's an automated response to unusual (amount,location or frequency) transactions on your card. It will only ask you to verify your date of birth. You will then be read a number of transactions (information that only the authentic card issuer would have including transaction locations) and asks you to confirm that they are indeed yours). None of the information requested (i.e. Date of Birth) can be used to access your accounts, no passwords or other sensitive information are requested. If you dubious at all I suggest you contact your card issuer directly.
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
September 7th  2012 13:45
Not fake. !!!
Got a call from this number, read these comments thinking it was fake..IT'S NOT. Thanks to this call I verified 2 unknown transactions to my account from Germany and Ireland..also found that 1 transaction was declined thank god! could of been £60 out of pocket without even knowing..thank god for Halifax fraud number! Got my money back! Thanks halifax
cityfan
(Anonymous user)
September 12th  2012 10:25
Seemed like a con to me
Had a couple of missed calls recently from this number asking me (automated voice) to ring them back on the same number regarding some irregularities on my Halifax account (no specifics). Answered their third attempt to speak to me yesterday and the same automated voice told me there had been some irregularities on my card ending 3014 and that I needed to key in some personal data such as my date of birth etc before the matter could be resolved. As I don't have a card ending 3014 with anyone I hung up the phone. And I would advise anyone else who gets a similar call to do the same. I have reported the matter to Halifax Security but not had a response yet.
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
October 1st  2012 12:27
Legit
Was called to verify payments on my account. Didn't ask for any personal other than year of birth and name. Glad they did as my card had been cloned and several illegal purchases attempted. If in doubt, just give the Halifax a call on one of their regualr numbers and I'm sure they will transfer you to the right department.
MT
(Anonymous user)
November 2nd  2012 21:20
Genuine
Had the call after an online transaction using my debit card failed. I contacted Halifax customer services who confirmed it was the fraud dept. However I did point out that most people would probably think it was a hoax and that even if it was the Halifax, I would not give out personal info using telephone key pad and it would be far better for a ' real' person to make contact if they are checking up on fraudulent transactions
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
November 19th  2012 10:17
Genuine "anti-fraud" check from my bank
I had a failed transaction on one of my cards (attempted 3 times by me) - and the next day the Halifax "automated" call was made to me. Missed the call but an automated message was left for me to call back. No bank details were requested, just a couple of verifications were required on questions. All automated and nothing financial/bank details were needed. Date of Birth, and recent transaction checks only.
It's a shame we're so suspicious these days - I was too!! But, for once, this was a legitimate security check and I'm glad they did it.
Brian gopmen
(Anonymous user)
February 9th  2013 13:36
Calll the number and you wil eventually talk to the Halifax Fraud Dept.
Someone had tried to access our account via Weston Union on two occasions
Halifax intercepted and contacted us thankfully .
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
March 4th  2013 13:34
Totally genuine
I too received a call like those listed above. I can confirm this number does indeed belong to the Halfiax Fraud Department. Someone in the States had cloned my card and had been trying to withdraw money from account. Halifax became suspicious and notified me immediately. Their action with regards to this was absolutely superb! I cannot thank them enough.
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
November 12th  2013 13:42
Exactly the same thing happened to me - I was wary it was a scam -turned out to be genuine .My bank card was cloned and someone in the US attempted to draw money out my account but fortunately was declined. They could have cleared us out and left us without anything
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
May 1st  2013 16:32
genuine
I had a call from this number to my mobile when i was trying to book train tickets which my card would not pay. I then had a call to my land line and yes it is the HALIFAX Fraud department. they called to check that i was genuine and ask if I had bought something from Dell the previous day, which I hadn't. they then stopped any more payments from this card as it had been used by someone else if I had not answered it would have cost me £400 Thanks to the Halifax they stopped all the unlawfull payments
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
July 7th  2013 15:55
Genuine
Was naturally suspicious at first, but the call came literally a few seconds after my card was declined trying to purchase something online.

Did some research online, got a mix of its a scam/real. Called the number back, totally automated, doesn't ask for any card details at all. Only asks you to proove your identity by listening to some years and asking you to choose which one you were born in. It then lists the activity it thinks is fraudulent and 3 other transactions.

If your still not happy calling, you could always call halifax direct, or go into your local branch to see about the fraud and ask them about the automated number too
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
September 19th  2013 10:15
100% genuine
This is the fraud department. I got called because a transaction failed. All they ask from you is your date of birth and nothing else. They went through 3 transactions including the failed 1 and asked if they were all done by me. Then I confirmed and it was done.
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
October 2nd  2013 17:19
GENUINE
I rang Halifax on their official number from the website, they verified that it was them. I had tried to pre-order a PS4 and it had flagged up, they called me minutes after. I had to ring Halifax to get them to unblock my card. Don't ignore! Ring Halifax's official number if you are still dubious.
Anon.
(Anonymous user)
October 8th  2013 09:47
Genuine
I have just spoken to the fraud department and the number is genuine. I had made a transaction for the royal mail shares and they saw it as unusual activity and wanted to check.
Relieved
(Anonymous user)
November 12th  2013 13:34
genuine halifax fraud check-in
This number called both my landline and mobile today.They were able to inform me of my most recent transations and check they were genuine, they then went on to tell me of a declined transaction for a large amount that had tried to be taken from a cashpoint in another country.This confirmed fraud and the possibility that someone had cloned my card. I didnt need to give bank details but my card was closed down and now i should receive a new card within 7 days .
Bazza
(Anonymous user)
February 20th  2014 10:58
Genuine
Just checking details of a top-up to my O2 phone account which was declined. Useful service
L
(Anonymous user)
March 13th  2014 11:09
Fraud check
Asked for my son but he was not in. Stated it was about transaction on Barclaycard so may be like Capita outsource company that just starts checking? Cannot confirm until my son gets ln.

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(Anonymous user)
March 13th  2014 13:23
Fraud check
They rang again so I went on to Barclays where you can check up the number they rang you on its the Fraud Prevention Service and Number was successfully validated. Try it yourself as the don't ask any details or even your name and it was the true site. It must be an out source company as I said like Capita.
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Darren
(Anonymous user)
March 13th  2014 17:09
LEGIT
As Stated, this is legitimate fraud check. DO NOT IGNORE

I called the non 0845 number (provided in message on 02070728578 as 0845 numbers cost more on mobiles to call.
cg
(Anonymous user)
May 14th  2014 12:39
Do ring them
It is from Halifax Fraud. world remit and three have tried to take money out of my account.
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