Milverton, Somerset

TV licensing and lottery scam alerts

We have been made aware that the TV Licensing scam email appears to be going round again, no doubt a lot of you may have seen this before. Please remain alert and watch out for the obvious errors, such as:

  • sent from a random email address
  • spelling mistakes
  • poor grammar
  • obvious attempts to gain your personal details

A second scam has also been highlighted following fraudsters claiming to represent the Postcode Lottery. A withheld number called one of our members stating they had won £349 and an amount of holiday vouchers. As the call progressed the Neighbourhood Watch member began to suspect all was not as it seemed and at the point the gentleman with the oversees accent asked for updated bank details the call was fortunately terminated.

Do please remain aware of these attempts and if in any doubt, stop and check.