Scammers target TV licence holders
TV licence holders are being warned about a new scam.
Action Fraud, a centre for national fraud and cyber crime reporting, said scammers are targeting householders by claiming they can get a refund on their licence.
Fake emails are being sent out which claim people can get money back, but the refund cannot be processed due to “invalid account details”.
Reports say the emails contain links to fraudulent phishing websites designed to steal personal and financial information.
The scam emails say the refund will be processed in two to four weeks.
Action Fraud say people should never respond to random requests for personal or financial information and should also avoid clicking on a link in an unexpected email or text.
The Annual Fraud Indicator 2017 estimates the cost of fraud to the UK is £190bn a year. Between October 2017 and March 2018, 332,570 crimes were reported to Action Fraud.