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TV licence email scam: More than 5,000 complaints in three months

TV licence email scam: More than 5,000 complaints in three months (Identity Theft, Fraud, Scams)

A TV licence email scam has led to more than 5,000 complaints over the past three months. Cyber crime monitor Action Fraud said fake TV licence emails regarding payment issues had been sent out to try to collect bank details. The emails use headlines such as "correct your licensing information" and "your TV licence expires today" in an attempt to convince people to click on the link in the email. A TV Licensing spokeswoman said: "TV Licensing will never email customers, unprompted, to ask for bank details, personal information or tell you that you may be entitled to a refund." Is the TV licence email I have received a scam? If you think you have received an email from fraudsters, you should report it to Action Fraud.

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