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TV Licencing Scam Email: Fake Renewals

Recipients of fake "TV Licencing 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 Licencing website that looks like the legitimate one at.

TV Licencing Scam Email  Fake Renewals
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A TV Licencing Scam Email

From: TV Licencing donotreply@tvlicencing.co.uk - 597487689 chihiro@jms-japan.net

Date: 20 April 2020 at 18:12:38 GMT

Subject: Our Ref: TVL1-782421000637 | Licence status: Expiry tonight | 20 April 2020 | - 653263725

Important TV Licencing 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 Licencing 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 Licencing website is located at:

So, it is recommended that recipients of emails from TV Licencing Refund Confirmation should ensure that the link in them go to www.tvlicencing.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.tvlicencing.co.uk

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  • August 14, 2020 at 10:37 AM by info

    Today (14/08/20)I received at email from: root@smtp2.rapidns.com

    It was a 'notice' from the TV Licensing to say they could not take the last payment and my licence had been cancelled.

    the licence number and expiry date quoted were both incorrect.

    Beware of this scam

    Kev

  • July 3, 2020 at 9:50 AM by info

    "From: "TV.Licensing - UK - Direct.Debit." <xjmogx@telenet.be>

    Subject: UK'YourLicence DirectDebit Support 'Avoid TV License session interruptions | 'Something`s gone wrong with your direct debit' | 'Review your automatic payment' |Item Number:4441517 7/3/2020 5:41:51 a.m.

    Date: 3 July 2020 at 13:41:53 BST

    TV Licensing logo

    We were unable to take the last payment for your TV Licence, as the Direct Debit has been cancelled.

    Date: 7/3/2020 5:41:51 a.m.

    Hi

    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.

    Set up direct debit - Pay online

    Please keep this email safe, as it tells you how to update your licence details. If you ever need to change anything, just sign in to your licence."

    Here is another scam.

  • May 1, 2020 at 4:28 PM by an anonymous user from: Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom

    I received such an email which was immediately deleted and the sender blocked. I knew it was a scam because I don't even have a television!

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