TV LICENCE SCAM
TV Licensing will not contact you by email concerning refunds
Fraudsters are issuing fake TV licence refund emails in a bid to steal victims' bank account details. The scam email claims to offer a refund for over-payments of TV licence fees but states the victim's bank details need to be updated before the refund can be issued. The email then links to a website designed to look like TV Licensing's own website with a form for victims to enter their details. In reality the website has been set up to look authentic, but the form steals victims' bank details, giving the fraudsters the chance to steal the victim's savings.
Action Fraud pointed out that TV Licensing will not contact you by email concerning refunds. If you've received an email claiming to be from TV Licensing, don't open any attachments or click any links in the email's text.
Action Fraud is the UK's national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime and where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cybercrime. To report a fraud and receive a police crime reference number, call Action Fraud on 0300123 2040 or use its online fraud reporting tool.