Well this was a new one! I heard a ping from my phone and spotted an email about a TV licence – I rolled my eyes and opened it as I dont actually pay for one due to not recieving any live TV or even having an aerial plugged into any of my TV’s, so thought they were trying to trick me into buying a licence – when suddenly, I spotted a few red flags.
- The date format is wrong, it should read 3/5/2023 for it to be correct in the UK
- The email address is wrong, that domain goes to a fresh install of WP and not the TV licence website
- The “renew now” link goes to some random hosted file on a hacked leather website
- The final bit was the clever/sneaky bit about not being able to reply to that email – it sounds legit but also means you wouldn’t try and reply to the email as then you would see the sender address was incorrect.
I have informed the hacked website they have been hacked, and I have reported the email as a phishing email to Google – please dont click on any links in emails you receive like this and if you are unsure please comment below or reach out to me on twitter and I will help you work out if its legit or not.
Ref :  You’ve just 1 days left to renew your TV Licence. / Ref :  / 5/3/2023 9:01:35 AM