TV licence SCAM: ‘Beware’ new text alert offering Britons coronavirus ...

TV LICENCE holders have been hit by a fresh scam after reports of the public receiving suspicious coronavirus refund texts.

PUBLISHED: 10:55, Sun, Jan 10, 2021 | UPDATED: 10:55, Sun, Jan 10, 2021

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On social media, some members of the public have warned they are now receiving a text claiming they are entitled to a TV licence refund due to the pandemic. The text claims you are eligible for a full refund of the £157.50 TV licence fee. In full, the text says: “Records show that you are eligible for a full refund due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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The text then tells the recipient to visit tvlicenceuk.net in order to reclaim the refund.

However, alerting fellow licence holders, users on Twitter issued their concern posed to those who are vulnerable and may follow the link.

Tim Duckworth said: “Beware the TV Licence refund scam people.

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“Let all the vulnerable know not to open this link if you are sent a message like this.”

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Sue Giles said: “Scam alert! Just received this text alert.

“Looks like a scam to me due to its .net address? The site doesn't mention Covid refunds.”

Anyone who receives the text should not follow the link and make sure you are either visiting tvlicensing.co.uk, or spp.tvlicensing.co.uk.

On their website, TV Licensing UK insists they will never ask for a refund or attempt to set up a payment plan.

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