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Beware of "TV Licensing Refund Confirmation" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "TV Licensing Refund Confirmation" Phishing Scam

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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.

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

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • March 5, 2019 at 11:52 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: refund.gb®tvlicensing.co.uk <confirm.tvgb1--ul8iSxQx@msf.org>

    Sent: 05 March 2019 10:05

    Subject: Tvlicensing.co.uk Receipt - 'Your refund is now available' | 'Payment receipt return' | 'Item No.6750' 237412501433562098 3/5/2019

    Welcome,

    TV Licensing

    We've issued a refund for you!

    Claim reference number: 91D22C341684FBF

    We’re delighted to confirm that we have a refund available for you.

    * You have an outstanding refund balance of GBP 356.15 from an overpayment.

    *If you want to claim your refund, complete your request here

    > GO TO YOUR REFUND FORM<

    TV License UK Team

    Your TV LICENSE Details

    License number:T805427449

    Refund amount:GBP 356.15

    Issuing no:TV/G/187CF1C09

    - Issuing date : March 05, 2018

    - ID Number : 689D7087FFE892581D

    - Receiver :

    - Payment method : Online by Credit/Debit Card

    If you will not complete the required form you will not be able to claim your refund online.

    Please do not reply to this email as this maibox in not monitored.

    Your customer reference number: 92F27A4A9E138D0D3283378F291573AF"

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  • December 8, 2018 at 8:16 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------

    From: TV Licence <tv.licence@app.userengage.com>

    Date: 24/11/2018 09:37 (GMT 00:00)

    Subject: Invalid Details Records

    TV Licence - Still Pending

    After the last annual calculation, we have determined that you are eligible to receive a TV Licence revenue. Due to invalid details records, we were unable to recognize your account.

    Please submit the TV Licence request and allow us 2-4 weeks for the amount to be credited to your account.

    Click "Submit TV Licence Request" and follow the steps in order to have us process your request.

    Submit TV Licence Request

    Best regards,

    TV Licence

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  • September 29, 2018 at 6:56 AM by info

    Received the following email:

    "From: TV Licensing <support@bbcvlicensing.co.uk>

    Sent: 28 September 2018 22:22

    Subject: Refund Claim Process"

    The link in it goes to the following fake website:

    tvlicensing-refunds.co.uk/

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  • September 19, 2018 at 10:29 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "TV Licensing" <renew@nerdygeekmom.com>

    Date: 18 September 2018 at 22:39:19 BST

    Subject: TV License Request

    Reply-To: renew@nerdygeekmom.com

    Email Image

    TV License- Still Pending

    After the last annual calculation we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tv license refund. Due to invalid account details records, we were unable to credit your account.

    Please submit the tv licence request and allow us 2-4 weeks for the amount to be credit to your account.

    Click "Refund Me Now" and follow the steps in order to have us process your request.

    Refund Me Now ⇨

    Best regards,

    TV License"

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  • March 27, 2018 at 4:00 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Forwarded Message --------

    Subject: Refund Notification

    Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:18:14 0000

    From: TVLicense <cwilbot@integra.com.sv>

    TV Licensing Refund Notification!

    TV Licensing refund of 84.07 GBP - Still Pending

    After the last annual calculation we have determined that you are eligible to receive a TV Licensing refund of 84.07 GBP. Due to invalid account details records, we were unable to credit your account.

    Please submit the TV Licensing refund request and allow us 5-10 working days to be credited your account.

    Click "Refund Me Now" and follow the steps in order to have process your request.

    Refund Me Now

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

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  • January 6, 2018 at 3:18 PM 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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