Recent scams reported by our residents

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Recent scams reported by our local residents
Following on from residents being urged to be vigilant following an emerging national trend of fraudsters taking advantage of the current coronavirus pandemic, these are two recent instances, reported from our local residents of scams they have recently received.
By Phone Message

Message left on an answerphone stating the resident had been charged £79 for their new subscription.  They were then given the options to Press 1 to cancel the service or 2 to discuss anything else.

The call originated from the number 02181313739.
By Email

Dear ian.lin f@TV Licensing Customer,

This is an automatic notification from TV Licensing.

We are sorry to let you know that the TV Licence could not be automatically renewed. Something's gone wrong with your payments

As we couldn't take the latest payment from your bank account, this amount will also need to be paid when you set up your new Direct Debit.

Setup Direct Debit

Remember, if you don't keep up with your payments, we may be forced to cancel your license or pass your details to a debt collection agency.

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TV Licensing Number : 927594791
Licensed Email : ian.linf@You are covered until 30/3/2020 06:39:58

To change your payment method, have a look at all your options. So, all you need to do is make sure there's enough money in your account. Or , if you prefer to pay the missed amount now, you can sign in online and pay using your debit or credit card. While you're signed in, please make sure we have your correct bank details.

Please, as always stay alert to unsolicited phone calls, emails and texts. 
  • Do not click on any links – as they are often disguise to take you to fraudulent websites or cause you to download malware.
  • Remember – you can hover over a link to see where it will take you before you click. 
  • If you receive an email that asks you to log onto an online account, find the actual site yourself rather than using the supplied link.

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Wendy Dalton (Police, PCSO, Ellesmere Port LPU East PCSO)

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