Be on the lookout for convincing phishing emails claiming to be from TV Licensing. The emails vary in content with some telling you that your personal details need to be updated while others offer you a refund.
They look the part. They will catch people out.
Warnings about a surge in fake TV Licensing emails intended to harvest bank account and personal details were issued by Action Fraud last November. Reports spiked from 30 in August 2018 to 1,455 the following month. In the last three months, over 5,000 complaints have been made. Bear in mind that most people simply ignore or delete phishing emails without reporting them, so the true number of emails being sent out is probably in the hundreds of thousands if not higher.
TV Licensing’s real website offers excellent advice on how to spot the scam.