TV Licence Scam
24 January 2019
From Ivan Ould
County Councillor for the Market Bosworth Division
Trading Standards are advising residents to be aware of e-mails claiming that payments made for TV licences haven’t been made or that something has ‘gone wrong’ meaning their TV licence can’t be automatically renewed.
These messages provide a link for payment to be made and threaten that licences may be cancelled and debt collection agencies involved if no money is paid. Trading Standards advise not to respond to these messages or provide any personal or banking information to stay safe from scammers.
If residents do have concerns about their TV licence, they should contact TV Licensing using the details on their official website. If think you have been scammed please report it to Action Fraud https://www.actionfraud.police.uk or call them direct on 0800 123 2040.
There has been similar scams involving Vehicle Tax using the tactics mentioned above.