TV Licensing scam warning
Telford & Wrekin Council has issued a warning to residents about a scam email designed to trick people into giving away their personal details.
The email purports to be from the TV Licensing Company claiming that your licence has failed to renew and that you need to set up a new direct debit by clicking on a link.
Councillor Richard Overton, Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Enforcement said: “We know this email is doing the rounds in the borough at the moment, even our own public protection team has received it!
“This is a ‘phishing’ scam, designed to steal your personal and financial details.
“Our advice is DO NOT click on the link. If you receive this email, report it straight away to Scam Action on 0300 330 3003 and then delete it.
“If you have any doubts about the current validity of your TV licence, contact the TV Licensing company DIRECTLY using information available on their official website .”