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annsixty Fri 06-Sep-19 10:02:58

Has anyone else over 75 received a letter to say their free licence expires on February 29th next year?
It asks for a phone call now to pay and details of how to pay online or by Direct debit.
I actually received this letter last month, 6 months before it is due to be paid.
It seems like indecent haste to me and them having access to millions of pounds to use.

annsixty Fri 06-Sep-19 10:04:02

Letter was addressed to The Occupier.

Charleygirl5 Fri 06-Sep-19 11:03:35

ann please do not touch it as it is spam. I received one but I was told I would receive info nearer the time (May next year) I think re cost because let's face it, we do not know how much it will cost.

Mine came from an official source and arrived last week. Do not give a penny or your account will be emptied.

jusnoneed Fri 06-Sep-19 11:06:40

They come to an end in June so not sure why they would say it's February. If your licence is due to be renewed in Feb I would expect you to get another 3 months free and then pay for the remaining months - assuming you will be paying and not still eligible for free one.

Just looked on tvlicensing website and it says if you have a free one now you are covered until 31 May and you don't have to do anything now.

So your letter sounds a bit iffy.

annsixty Fri 06-Sep-19 11:32:06

I did think that which is why I ignored it until now and thought I would ask you wise people.
The Occupier bit alerted me.
Thank you.

annsixty Fri 06-Sep-19 11:43:47

The scammers are getting so clever and so convincing that it scares me.
People as old as I am or even older are easily taken in by these things , I am quite savvy but this was good, however not good enough.

Charleygirl5 Fri 06-Sep-19 11:53:03

Good ann at least some dosh will stay in your bank account. I did not think for a minute they would go down that route- silly me, if they can make a £ anywhere they will.