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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.
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.
They are asking you to forward any suspected phishing emails to firstname.lastname@example.org 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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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.