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TV Licensing phishing email

Senders address is: postmaster at kuriya.jp 

TVLicensing Official

Dear [email recipient]
Oops! Something went wrong with your payment.
We're sorry to let you know that the TVLicence could not be automatically renewed.
Renew your licence before it expires on Sunday, 10 May 2020 to remain legally licensed.
If you don't keep up with your payments, we may be forced to cancel your licence or pass your details to a debt collection agency.
How to pay?
Making a payment is easy - just follow the steps below:

Set up a new Direct Debit payment >

which is a link to: [http :// bestbuywww.com / web]

Looks like this:

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Do people still pay them, criminals, for TV licenses?

You might as well pay the scammer its less criminal than the way the BBC work 🙂

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Re: TV Licensing phishing email

I also received this same phishing email, I forwarded it to Virginmedia.

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Hotmail/Outlook users get these phishing emails as well so there's no point me reporting it to VM. It's the same with the phishing emails claiming to be from HMRC as I forward those phishing emails to HMRC themselves and let them deal with it.

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Re: TV Licensing phishing email

For clarity:
I did not forward the email to Virgin Media.
TV Licensing does not have a forwarding facility for phishing/scam email messages.
I did post this information to @tvlicensingnews.
I posted to this forum to share information that might prove useful to someone.

If anyone feels I am wasting my time, feel free to tell me.
If anyone regards this as a waste of their time, or an abuse of this medium, please inform the forum moderators; I'm sure they will ask me to desist if they share that opinion.

If anyone feels that the television licence fee is a rip-off, that the BBC is a subversive or malevolent organisation, or that it does not deliver a useful or professional service, I'm fairly certain that does not constitute a security issue, and might be more productively expressed elsewhere.

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Just to be positive for a moment 🙄

You might like to check this out https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/report-suspicious-emails 

To give you the headlines:

NCSC stands for National Cyber Security Centre

They are asking you to forward any suspected phishing emails to report@phishing.gov.uk  They say they will investigate and take action if they find the email really is malicious. That's what we all want isn't it?

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@coenoby

Reluctant as I am to be positive, that is useful information; I've logged that address and will use it in future for anything that doesn't have a specific 'phishing' forwarding address, and CC it for those that do.

Thanks

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@annorax Forgive my over-reaction - one of many bad-head days.

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Forwarding this to the address given by coenoby via a mail client was successful, & I received an immediate acknowledgement.

My first attempt (forwarding via VM webmail) failed with the following error message:

ForwardingPhishingMsg10-05-20.png

I've experienced this before with scam/phishing messages - this is just FYI (whoever 'Y' may be).

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Try forwarding the email as an attachment. This should bypass any filters Virginmedia have set up for the spam.

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