Stay safe and watch out for scams - advice from Age UK

 

This week TV Licensing have started sending letters to anyone aged over 75 asking them to either pay for their TV licence or apply for a free one. Age UK wants to make sure you know what to expect when you get your letter, so that if you’re contacted by scammers before then you’ll be able to spot them.

TV Licensing will only ask you to pay using the following options:

· By post using the address: TV Licensing,
PO Box 578, Darlington DL98 1AN

· Online at tvl.co.uk/75pay or tvl.co.uk/75apply

· Over the phone on 0300 790 6151

If you are contacted and asked to pay for your TV licence using a different phone number, a different website or by posting your details to a different address you have been contacted by a scammer.

TV Licensing have also been clear that they will not come to your doorstep to collect the licence fee if you are over 75, so anyone who claims to do so is also a scammer.

Click HERE to find out how to spot a scam.

If you’re unsure about anything, you can call TV Licensing on 0300 303 9695 to speak with someone who can help.

In the meantime, Age UK will be keeping the pressure on the BBC and the Government to come together and save free TV for over 75s. 

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