TV Licensing scam is catching people out with offer of a refund
Emails promising cashback have been doing the rounds but are designed to get your personal information
Don’t get caught out by a new TV Licensing scam
People like to grumble about paying their TV licence and whether it still makes sense or offers value for money in an age of catch-up TV and box-set bingeing.
So getting an email saying that you are entitled to a refund on your TV licence could seem like an attractive offer – but don’t fall for it.
This is the latest scam surrounding TV Licensing to do the rounds, and it could lead to you giving away personal information.
The email containing the scam – which was passed to Somerset Live by an incredulous reader – informs the recipient that they are entitled to a refund of £74.50 and that this refund is “still pending”.
The full email reads as follows:
After the last annual calculation we have determined that you are eligible to receive a TV Licensing refund of 74.50 GBP. Due to invalid account details records, we were unable to credit your account.
Please fill in the TV Licensing refund request and allow us 5-10 working days for the amount to be credited to your account.
Click “Refund Me Now” and follow the steps in order to have us process your request.
NOTE: For security reasons, we will record your IP Address, the date and time. Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued.