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root@smtp2.rapidns.com Spam Emails: Beware

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  • September 6, 2020 at 2:20 AM by an anonymous user from: Bury, England, United Kingdom

    Just had one of these stating my direct debit for my TV licence had been cancelled so I checked my bank and all is fine, quite worrying really as other people might panic and fall for it

  • September 3, 2020 at 4:39 PM by an anonymous user from: Woolverstone, England, United Kingdom

    I have had 3 of these emails so far and put them in my spam folder.

  • September 3, 2020 at 1:20 PM by an anonymous user from: Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom

    I have received several of these emails saying they are from TV Licensing. As with all other comments I have checked with bank and there isn't a problem but its a worry.

  • September 3, 2020 at 5:34 AM by an anonymous user from: Barrow in Furness, England, United Kingdom

    Still on the go. Received message stating direct debit had been cancelled.

  • September 2, 2020 at 2:21 PM by an anonymous user from: Boston, England, United Kingdom

    E-mail still doing the rounds. We just received the e-mail saying our DD had been cancelled

  • September 1, 2020 at 3:44 PM by an anonymous user from: Barnet, England, United Kingdom

    Same here today

    Aspa

  • September 1, 2020 at 6:44 AM by an anonymous user from: Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United Kingdom

    I got an email from the mentioned email address claiming my TV License is going to expire 2nd Sept and that I should make a payment immediately, Oddly enough a payment is due, But I pay with a payment card every 2 weeks not direct debit.

    • September 1, 2020 at 8:28 AM by an anonymous user from: Preston, England, United Kingdom

      I received the same email an hour ago, I checked my bank account and it has gone out today. I then checked the email address and have now permanently blocked all future email.

      It is scary, how the heck did they get my information.

    • September 1, 2020 at 7:36 AM by an anonymous user from: Truro, England, United Kingdom

      I have also just received this email from root@smtp2.rapidns.com

      They claimed my DD had been cancelled, therefore I need to go ahead a send new bank details to renew it.

      I checked with the my bank and also TV licensing... My DD had not be cancelled and my TV licence was absolutely fine and up to date.

  • August 26, 2020 at 7:07 AM by an anonymous user from: United Kingdom

    TV licence scam, apparently my license was cancelled because of direct debit problem. Scam. Email header revealed root@smtp2.rapidns.com

    Do not comply with these criminals.

    • September 1, 2020 at 6:12 AM by an anonymous user from: Leeds, England, United Kingdom

      I've just got one today saying the same!

  • August 23, 2020 at 1:35 PM by an anonymous user from: Manchester, England, United Kingdom

    I also received an e-mail regarding direct debit TV Licence cancellation. Mine started with Dear Customer and continued with the line Your direct debit has been cancelled and the asked for my Bank Details. I quickly became suspicious because I do not have a direct debit account for TV

  • August 22, 2020 at 10:44 AM by an anonymous user from: Llanelli, Wales, United Kingdom

    I too received an email related too direct debit having been cancelled for t.v licence, unable to collect payment and your not covered etc. Including an incorrect account number and expiry date. I knew it was Spam straight away as it was addressed to "Dear Customer" not me personally. Very cleverly done and I'm not surprised to hear people have been caught out. Google came in handy all the same to confirm my suspicions.

    • August 25, 2020 at 3:55 AM by an anonymous user from: United Kingdom

      I got one too supposedly from tv license but the only difference was it was addressed to me with my name on, knew it was spam as I do t have a tv or a license,

  • August 21, 2020 at 6:55 AM by an anonymous user from: United Kingdom

    Just had an email from root@smtp2.rapidns.com

    Saying my Tv Licence direct debit failed and will cancel tomorrow,Looked official too, really convincing

    Scam

  • August 21, 2020 at 6:48 AM by an anonymous user from: Southampton, England, United Kingdom

    HI I just had an email but it used my email address not dear customer. It also had all the links to a real page for changing bank address ect but upon calling them no one answered for checking direct debits but answered the check bank details so beware. The only thing that really gave it away was the sender address tv licence send theirs with a do not reply address.

  • August 20, 2020 at 4:56 AM by an anonymous user from: Stockport, England, United Kingdom

    Scamming, told them to f**k off and they have been reported

  • August 20, 2020 at 4:51 AM by an anonymous user from: Brierley Hill, England, United Kingdom

    Had one yesterday and another today, knew it was a scam straight away because I don't pay by direct debit. The licence number and customer number were wrong also the TV licence office don't start emails with "dear client" I've warned friends and family because this did look more convincing than others I've received.

  • August 19, 2020 at 2:22 PM by an anonymous user from: Leeds, England, United Kingdom

    Yes it’s a scam. A bona fide email from TV Licensing includes the last part of your postcode (so that you know it IS from TV Licensing). They show your license number (different to the one in fake emails), the correct expiry date AND shows your surname as it appears on the License.

  • August 19, 2020 at 9:23 AM by an anonymous user from: Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

    Hi,

    Also just received a TV Licence scam email, Please be careful out there! I have forwarded it to the government phishing address using the official link.

  • August 19, 2020 at 8:57 AM by an anonymous user from: Ilford, England, United Kingdom

    TV license scam please beware

    • August 19, 2020 at 4:09 PM by an anonymous user from: Hackney, England, United Kingdom

      They tried to scum me as well

  • August 19, 2020 at 8:16 AM by an anonymous user from: North Kilworth, England, United Kingdom

    Received 2 emails today saying my TV Licence is about to expire. (Which it isn't as its due in January.)

  • August 19, 2020 at 6:52 AM by an anonymous user from: Ipswich, England, United Kingdom

    Received email today from root@smtp2.rapidns.com. The same scam: "Tomorrow is your last chance to remain licensed. You won't be covered if you let your licence expire. 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". But I know that I paid in march for the whole year, so it shouldn't be any problem. Then I googled it...

  • August 19, 2020 at 5:22 AM by an anonymous user from: United Kingdom

    Tv licensing emails received from

    This address. Yes looks very authentic. They even have a link to the gov.uk scam site! Again, glad I googled

  • August 19, 2020 at 3:45 AM by an anonymous user from: Grantham, England, United Kingdom

    Thanks for the information - will pass it on to all and sundry. I work with the elderly and they would fall for this it looks very official

  • August 18, 2020 at 10:51 AM by an anonymous user from: Wallsend, England, United Kingdom

    2 emails in 1 day re TV licence - 3 emails since last week

    • August 18, 2020 at 10:15 PM by an anonymous user from: Singapore, Singapore

      Curse this scammer the whole family Hum Ka Chang

  • August 18, 2020 at 5:40 AM by an anonymous user from: Brighton, England, United Kingdom

    Me too. Says my TV licence will expire tomorrow. Looks legitimate. So glad I Googled it.

  • August 17, 2020 at 5:03 AM by an anonymous user from: Stafford, England, United Kingdom

    Just had email (root@smtp2.rapidns.com,) saying TV Licence had been suspended smelt a big rat please persecute these people.

  • August 15, 2020 at 7:53 AM by an anonymous user from: Fulham, England, United Kingdom

    Got one too... looks very legitimate I’m glad I googled it!

  • August 15, 2020 at 7:06 AM by an anonymous user from: Workington, England, United Kingdom

    Same here. TV licence DD failed. Almost fell for this one as very convincing. Be aware!

  • August 15, 2020 at 5:20 AM by an anonymous user from: United Kingdom

    I have just had the same email, deleted it

  • August 14, 2020 at 3:32 PM by an anonymous user from: Loughborough, England, United Kingdom

    I received one email yesterday from TV License-Services (root@smpt2.rapidns.com) to tell me that they had not been able to collect my latest Direct Debit. No details of licence number. Guessed it was a scam as bank account showed DD referred to had gone out fine.

    Today I received a second email from root@smpt2.rapidns.com (this time using the official TVLicensing logo, saying it was from TVLicensing UK), saying that my Direct Debit had been cancelled and I had to follow the link to set up a new DD. This email gave a Licence Number and Expiry Date (both incorrect.) The ‘Message ID’ gave the same reference number as yesterday’s email. Scam!

    • August 15, 2020 at 8:16 AM by an anonymous user from: Bristol, England, United Kingdom

      3 emails from these people today. Looks plausible until everything is down the right-hand side of the page!

  • August 14, 2020 at 12:48 PM by an anonymous user from: Andover, England, United Kingdom

    I received an email from TV licencing today informing me that my direct debit payment had failed and I would need to update with card details. AFTER I had given my details I spoke to my daughter who advised me to check again as I never have an issue usually. To my horror this was from root@smpt2.rapidns.com so I have now had to cancel my card and inform fraud department of this.

    Please don't be like me! check twice before given your details away.

  • August 14, 2020 at 12:18 PM by an anonymous user from: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

    Yes I too, received email with regard to my TV licence

  • August 14, 2020 at 11:24 AM by an anonymous user from: Rossendale, England, United Kingdom

    Got message from this email address saying TV Licence Direct Debit has been cancelled.. I dont have a TV Licence..

    • August 14, 2020 at 12:47 PM by an anonymous user from: Andover, England, United Kingdom

      me too! unlucky for me I gave them my details

  • August 14, 2020 at 11:03 AM by an anonymous user from: Wigan, England, United Kingdom

    Same. TV licensing scam. So many of these around at the moment. Getting lots of amazon and PayPal scams too.

  • August 14, 2020 at 10:55 AM by an anonymous user from: Hampstead, England, United Kingdom

    Received an email asking to set up direct debit again via their link. Luckily we noticed the email address which confirmed it's a scam.

  • August 14, 2020 at 9:13 AM by an anonymous user from: Plumstead, England, United Kingdom

    using TV licensing to say direct debit hasnt gone through to scam people they ring you on 0345 7400004 as if they are HSBC

  • August 14, 2020 at 9:08 AM by an anonymous user from: Manchester, England, United Kingdom

    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

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