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TV Licence Email Scam 2020: Fake Renewals

Scammers are sending out fake "TV Licensing Renewal" emails like the one below, therefore, recipients 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.

TV Licence Email Scam 2020  Fake Renewals
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A TV Licence Email Scam 2020

From: TV Licensing donotreply@tvlicensing.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 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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  • June 10, 2020 at 3:49 PM by an anonymous user from: Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom

    I received an email claiming that payment was declined.

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