Police are advising residents to be cautious of emails from TV Licensing stating there is a problem with your direct debit or similar.


You are advised not to follow any links supplied in the email or give any of your banking information.


If you are unsure whether an email is genuine, always contact the company directly and not through the email.


For further information on how to check whether a TV Licensing email is genuine, visit their webpage https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ288 or for more details about the scam please visit the Action Fraud website https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/the-tv-licensing-scam-that-has-cost-victims-over-830000-and-how-to-spot-it.


If you have been a victim of fraud, report it to Action Fraud https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ or call them on 0300 123 2040.