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Beware of "TV Licensing Refund Confirmation" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "TV Licensing Refund Confirmation" Phishing Scam

Recipients of "TV Licensing Refund Confirmation" emails like the one below are asked not to click on the link in them. This is because the emails are fakes being sent by cybercriminals who attempting to trick their potential victims into visiting phishing websites that steal credit card information. The phishing websites fake TV Licensing website that looks like the legitimate one at.

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The Fake "TV Licensing Refund Confirmation" Email

"TV Licensing, TV Licence

From: TV Licensing

Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 1:49 PM

Subject: Refund Confirmation

We would like to notify you that,after the last annual calculation we have determined that you are eligible to receive a TV Licensing refund of 147.07 GBP.

Due to invalid account details records, we were unable to credit your account.

Complete the refund here.

Note : For security reasons, we will record your IP Address, the date and time. Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued.

The official TV Licensing website contains a wealth of information about the TV licence, who needs to pay it and how to pay

The link in the fake email goes to a phishing website that steals credit card information by requesting it in order for the visitors to receive their so-called TV Licensing refund. If the credit information is submitted on the phishing website, it will be sent to the cybercriminals who will use it fraudulently. Therefore, persons who have already been tricked by the scam are asked to contact their banks for help. They should tell their banks that they have unknowingly used their credit card on a phishing website.

Remember, the legitimate TV Licensing website is located at:

So, it is recommended that recipients of emails from TV Licensing Refund Confirmation should ensure that the link in them go to www.tvlicensing.co.uk. To determine where a link goes, hover your mouse pointer over it. Or, click on the link and ensure the website address in the browser's address bar starts with: www.tvlicensing.co.uk

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  • Posted: Jan 6, 2018 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: TV Licensing <tvlicensing.office@bbcfitsolution.support>
    Sent: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9:22 AM
    Subject: Refund Processing

    This is an automated alert for grichiardi@hotmail.co.uk

    TV LICENSING TV LICENSING
    tvlicensing.co.uk

    Dear TV Licensing Customer,

    Please review your refund details below

    Your claim application is due to expire soon

    We have been trying to get in touch with you in regards to an outstanding over-payment refund. If you have not heard from us regarding this please follow the instructions detailed below.

    Our records indicate that you may have overpaid your TV Licensing fees from 2014-2016. We have calculated the amount which has totalled to 243.75GBP.

    Please submit the Online Application Form provided in this email to process the refund.

    Online Application Renew your licence

    Please note: The application provided in this email is personally linked to your TV Licensing account

    Here are all the details you'll need:

    Reference number: 269015173
    Claim expiry date: 31 January 2018
    Refund amount: £243.75

    Remember – In order to receive the full refund you must claim before the deadline. Failure to do this will result in reduction of your refund."

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