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TV Licence Scam

(5 Posts)
Dee1012 Thu 13-Aug-20 12:04:44

This morning I received an email about my TV Licence, very official looking with accurate headers etc.
The email spoke about a problem with my direct debit and how to fix it!

It's a complete infuriates me that people could actually fall for this, as the perpetrators of these frauds are becoming very clever in the wording and content of emails.

I'd urge everyone to be very cautious of emails and never click on a link within them.

tanith Thu 13-Aug-20 12:08:05

I got it too I deleted it straight away but it did look quite official although the licence quoted was wrong and was addressed ‘Dear so&so’ that alerted me.

timetogo2016 Thu 13-Aug-20 12:14:52

If it doesn`t come through the post it is more than likely a scam.
Apparently i have a large check awaitng for me from the tax dept.
All they need are my bank details.
I`m seriously thinking about writing a bogus load of bull shyte.

BlueSky Thu 13-Aug-20 12:15:07

Never click on links, I never do, in emails or internet sites. I got viruses years ago just by doing that.

Dee1012 Thu 13-Aug-20 12:17:20

tanith, mine had the correct name and was only an error in the text that made me read it twice.
My job is connected to the courts so I'm cautious anyway but I do think a lot of people could miss the details, especially now.