New scam: TV licence renewal

As part of our general safeguarding, we encourage people to share news of scams that are doing the rounds so that there is less likelihood of anyone being taken in by them.

News this week is of an email supposedly coming from TV Licensing saying that your licence renewal hasn’t gone through your bank, or your licence expires today and you must renew it now.  They always ask you to click on a link to renew it.  As with all these “phishing” scams, don’t click!


Which? magazine says:

Our phishing emails advice

As always, we’d urge everyone to always be on the lookout for the tell-tale signs of a scam email.

They try to rush you into clicking through to a fake website which will ask for your bank details.

Always double check the sender’s email address, the wording and the branding used. If an email has made you feel uneasy, go with your gut and contact the company it’s purporting to be from via its official channels – or ask a trusted friend.

If you think you may have been a victim of this scam, contact your bank immediately and let it know what’s happened.