“Hertfordshire residents have been receiving convincing looking emails purporting to be from the TV Licensing authority. The emails use the official TV Licensing logo. The email informs the customer that their TV License has recently expired and they are eligible for a free renewal. In order to receive the free TV License renewal, they need to apply by clicking on a link in the email and providing their details. This is a scam email designed to take you to a phoney website which will capture your personal details.
If you receive an email of this nature, simply delete it.
Police advice is to never click on any link sent to you in an email unless you are 100% sure that it is genuine.
For more information about TV Licensing, please visit www.tvlicensing.co.uk (or via the gov.uk website). The TV licensing website also contains scams advice – just search on “scam” to find the advice
If you wish to enter details or log into a website of a trusted organisation, you should get to the website by typing the organisation’s website name into your browser. Once at the log on screen, before you begin to enter your details and password, you should check your browser to ensure that the web address seems correct and also that it is secure (eg. this may be indicated by a padlock).
If you think you may have compromised the safety of your bank details, you should immediately contact your bank.
If you wish to report a fraud or a scam, you can report online to ActionFraud.police.uk or by telephone at 0300 123 2040.”