The "TV Licensing Renewal" Phishing Scam
The Fake "TV Licensing Renewal" Email
From: TV Licensing firstname.lastname@example.org - 597487689 email@example.com
Date: 20 February 2019 at 18:12:38 GMT
Subject: Our Ref: TVL1-782421000637 | Licence status: Expiry tonight | 20 February 2019 | - 653263725
Important TV Licensing Information
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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