This is a regular scam that is doing the rounds again by text and email. The emails purporting to be from TV Licensing claim that the recipient's direct debit has failed and that they need to pay immediately to avoid prosecution. Recipients are told that they are eligible for a "COVID19 Personalized Offer" of six months free. The messages contain links to genuine-looking websites that are designed to steal personal and financial information.
Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it's a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text. Never give personal or financial information to anyone you do not know. Please share this information with friends, relatives and neighbours. Report scams to Actionfraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk or call them on 0300 123 2040.
Posted on Wednesday 24th June 2020