Today I received the following email from purporting to come TV Licensing support
Oops! Something went wrong with your payment.
Just to let you know, we were unable to automatically renew your TV License.
This may have been caused by a lack of information we may currently hold.
Keeping up with your payments is important, as we may be forced to cancel your licence or pass your details to a debt collection agency.
Making a payment is easy – just follow the steps below to update your payment details:
Click to update your account ( I have removed the link)
TV Licensing details
Exp date: 30/04/2019
TVL No: 07**
Time Remaining: (4) days
Number of Licenses: 1
Credit Card: Visa/MasterCard
Number of Points: 671
Well I almost fell for it but luckily I knew I paid by DD not credit card and that my licence did not expire until July 2019. Nowadays , like 83% of TV licence holders I do not ask for a paper copy as my licence is held securely by https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk. That's fine but you need to keep a record of your TV licence Number somewhere so you can check up when the licence is due online
The redirect on the link asked me for credit card details, address etc.so I soon smelt a rat!!
As always – think before you click on a link