The "TV Licensing Renewal" Phishing Scam

The "TV Licensing Renewal" Phishing Scam

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Recipients of "TV Licensing Renewal" 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 Renewal" Email

From: TV Licensing donotreply@tvlicensing.co.uk - 597487689 chihiro@jms-japan.net

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

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

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  • May 3, 2019 at 9:07 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: TV-LICENSING. <info@facemedical.co.uk>
    Date: 3 May 2019 at 09:07:42 BST
    Subject: #DIRECT DEBIT CANCELLED #04859DK10384

    We're sorry to let you know that the TV License could not be automatically renewed.
    As we couldn't take the latest payment from your bank account, this amount will also need to be paid when you set up your new Direct Debit.

    Remember, if you don't keep up with your payments, we may be forced to cancel your license or pass your details to a debt collection agency.

    To change your payment method, have a look at all your options.
    So, all you need to do is make sure there's enough money in your account.
    Or , if you prefer to pay the missed amount now, you can sign in online and pay using your debit or credit card.
    While you're signed in, please make sure we have your correct bank details.

    Setup Your Direct Debit"


  • April 4, 2019 at 12:04 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: TV Licensing <Kerry1320@hotmail.co.uk>
    Date: 4 April 2019 at 09:20:39 BST
    Subject: Your TV Licence will be cancelled.

    TV Licensing


    The credit card we have on file for your TV Licensing service was declined when we attempted to bill you on 04/04/2019 for your most recent service fees. For this reason, your service could be suspended. Please visit our Account Information pages, located at.

    You must update your billing information immediately in order to avoid any interruption to your services.



  • March 13, 2019 at 7:47 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: returns-tv®tvlicensing.co.uk [mailto:ARONOABL_qoafyrhk_42048@nominet.uk]
    Sent: 13 March 2019 08:46 AM
    Subject: TV-Portal - Submission Payment receipt return | Your refund is now available | Item No.472322613547434574 916454 3/13/2019-March 13, 2019


    TV Licensing
    We've issued a refund for you!

    Claim reference number: F7625FC626C4B9FE587E05F

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

    * You have an outstanding refund balance of GBP 279.99 from an overpayment.

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


    TV License UK Team..."


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The "TV Licensing Renewal" Phishing Scam