Kent Police and Neighbourhood Watch have been sent the below example of a scam email regarding a TV licence renewal request. It was noticed that personal details were incorrect and also the spellings were wrong. The personal information and the direct live payment link have been removed for safety.
Neighbourhood Watch say this is a good example of how to ensure you check any such email requests.
Please stay vigilant , never assume and always check.
BEGIN EXAMPLE SCAM EMAIL >>>
Information about your T V Licence
Date 14 January 2019
Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 8:00pm, Saturday: 8:30am – 4:00pmTV Licensing Official
Dear [name removed]
Oops! Something went wrong with your payment.
We’re sorry to let you know that the TV License could not be automatically renewed.
Renew your licence before it expires on 16 January 2019 to remain legally licensed.
If you don’t keep up with your payments, we may be forced to cancel your licence or pass your details to a debt collection agency.
How to pay?
Making a payment is easy – just follow the steps below:T V Licensing details
Exp date: 15/01/2019 00:00
Time Remaining: (2) days
Number of Licenses: 1
Your Personal Details
Yes claims bonus
Number of points 08
TVL Digital Broadcast Service Team
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