We have seen these scams before but this particular version of the scam was good enough to even fool one of our more internet savvy members. Our member has recently celebrated a 75th birthday and was aware of the concession for free licences for the +75 age group. Thinking that this was part of the expected communication from TV Licensing to advise of the concession our member responded to the first email in the string below providing account numbers etc. Some subsequent quick thinking on noticing a couple of spelling mistakes in the email and our member contacted the bank. A withdrawal of an initial £10.00 had already been made from the members bank account presumably a “proving” transaction, which the bank agreed to reimburse and to block the account against further withdrawals. A close call and one that should be a lesson to us all, whether of an age or not! The emails and link addresses appear to be quite authentic at first sight. However those link addresses on the email, such as ‘www.tvlicensing.co.uk’ are fronts to live links to the scammers website: ‘http://gallagnr.com’. No doubt that website also looks pretty much as you might expect for a look alike TV Licensing website, I have not tried it, and nor should you!