Halton Trading Standards is warning consumers of emails purporting to be from the ‘TV Licensing Team’.
Needless to say the email address (of the below email) is not that of the official TV Licensing. The latest came to a residents’ work address.
The aim of the below email is simply to steal your personal and bank details.
If you do have any concerns about your TV licence, then visit the genuine TV Licence website at: https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/
Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Trading Standards, Cllr Dave Cargill, said: “The likely reason for this is that scammers realise residents are relying on their TV’s for entertainment/news more than they were before the lockdown and are trying to take advantage of the situation. “
If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam or fraud please contact one of our specialist officers, Linda or Sue on 0151 511 8785 or 0151 511 8775, who are already working with people in Halton who have lost thousands of pounds to scams.
If you need advice on anything else please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline or 0808 223 1133