04 Jan 2023 | Posted In Money advice news

According to Government figures for 2022, fraud is the most experienced crime in the UK, accounting for around 40% of all crimes. As the cost-of-living crisis puts pressure on people’s finances, it is more important than ever that people know how to spot potential fraudsters to minimise the risk of becoming a victim.

TV Licensing is working to help customers protect themselves against being scammed. They are continuing to ask people to STOP – CHECK – ASK if they receive any suspicious communications that appear to be from TV Licensing. Their advice is as follows:

  • STOP – Scammers will attempt to trick you into giving away your personal or bank details. Always be wary of letters, emails, texts or phone calls that promise you money or a refund.
  • Check: Has the sender spelt your name correctly, and are there any grammatical errors? You should also make sure they have included the correct licence number, which you can check on the TV Licensing website.
  • ASK – If you are ever unsure about a communication you have received, it is always best to ask someone – perhaps a friend or trusted advisor. You can go to the TV Licensing website and sign into your licence at tvl.co.uk/yourlicence to check if anything is wrong or call TV Licensing on 0300 303 9695 to speak with someone who can help.

Find out more here.