Over 75’s TV Licence Scam Alert

As of August 1st, those over the age of 75 need to pay for a TV licence. This somewhat unpopular policy is being further tarnished by fraudsters using this change to scam people. There has been a wave of fake emails, text messages and letters targeted at those affected by the change. All the above look very professional and realistic but the key thing to remember is that all those affected by the change are being written to by TV licensing.

ONLY RESPOND TO TV LICENSING LETTERS PERSONALLY ADDRESSED TO YOU

Tips and Advice

  • Dear who? – The TV licencing department will address you by name. Dear Sir/Madam is a sign of a scam and it should also have your TV licence number on it
  • Would you like to speak to someone? – The TV licensing information line is available on 0800 232 1382
  • Personal means private! – Do not divulge personal details unless you have to, the first phase of fraudsters attack from streaming is by getting you to fill in online forms to steal your personal information
  • Contact – your bank or credit card company if you have already given out financial details
  • Still Unsure? – Call Reassura 0800 888 6400 and one of our fraud advisors will help you to stay safe
  • To report a fraud – and receive a police crime reference number call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use their online fraud reporting tool

 

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