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over 75's you will get a LETTER from TV licence's

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infoman Thu 06-Aug-20 14:00:36

Or if you know any one over 75,as I have had this e-mail

Dear ??????????

This week TV Licensing have started sending letters to anyone aged over 75 asking them to either pay for their TV licence or apply for a free one. I want to make sure you know what to expect when you get your letter, so that if you’re contacted by scammers before then you’ll be able to spot them.

TV Licensing will only ask you to pay using the following options:
By post using the address: TV Licensing,
PO Box 578, Darlington DL98 1AN

Online at or

Over the phone on 0300 790 6151

If you are contacted and asked to pay for your TV licence using a different phone number, a different website or by posting your details to a different address you have been contacted by a scammer.

TV Licensing have also been clear that they will not come to your doorstep to collect the licence fee if you are over 75, so anyone who claims to do so is also a scammer.
How to spot a TV licence scam

If you’re unsure about anything, you can call TV Licensing on 0300 303 9695 to speak with someone who can help.

In the meantime, we’ll be keeping the pressure on the BBC and the Government to come together and save free TV for over 75s. As ever, thanks for your support.

Best wishes,
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Cabbie21 Sat 03-Oct-20 18:29:10

Just to reiterate, do not click on an email purporting to come from the TV licensing authority. It is a scam. DH had one today..

BBbevan Sat 03-Oct-20 18:35:12

It is a letter. We have just had one.

Blinko Sat 03-Oct-20 20:08:42

We had a letter a week or two ago. I put it somewhere for safe keeping. hmm

Jane43 Sat 03-Oct-20 22:13:09

We also had a letter two or three weeks ago and filled in a direct debit authority, we just made our first payment.