I recently got an email from the TV Licensing Authority (allegedly) that started with "Oops there was a problem renewing your licence". It had gone straight to my Spam folder but strangely did not show up as a new email in there. There is a link to click which will straighten out the problem after you 'update' your details.
Luckily, old Mrs Maingate didn't raise her kids to be stoopid, so no links get clicked around here.
Also ... beware of an email from an Aishaah Mahboob regarding Lawnswood School in Leeds. I got a phishing email from her this morning and googled the School, then emailed them about it. The School Office Manager said they had been affected by this scam email and so had other schools.
I have had no spam for ages but my Amazon account was compromised and now 2 other scammers are trying it on. I have taken steps by changing passwords etc. but obviously some of my details are out there for the criminals.
Only dirty people wash
I knew what you meant Nabs and it's a brilliant point
In fact, it's a whole lot worse than at first glance because the beeb get income other than licence fees, eg by selling programmes overseas and merchandising, etc. So... to recap, the Government gives the BBC extra money on top of this each year to cover what the beeb would have received from the over 75s and the beeb will have to take responsibility from next year. As you say, that can't possibly account for half their budget, unless there are a heck of a lot more over 75s than under??? Sounds like the beeb are bending the truth a tad... otherwise known as spin, grrrrr All of which means, for once it's not the Government being the bad guys!
By the way, I'm not saying that being a bit more selective about freebies by means testing is necessarily a bad thing, as long as genuinely eligible people don't slip through the net. The fuss is just human nature... no matter how grateful and happy everyone one is to be granted an unexpected freebie in the first place, there's always going to be an outcry when that benevolent 'perk' is taken away again! I just hate that everyone serves the god of profit these days and there's little or no corporate social responsibility... or even conscience
Edit to say... I've found figures...
In 2017/18, there were 25.8 million licences issued, plus just 4.66 million over-75 concessionary licences granted.
So definitely not half then.
Last edited by Minisorella; 12-06-2019 at 10:33.
the scammers are on the ball...... i have already had a scam email saying that my TV payment could not be processed by the "authorised" website and would i complete the information required....
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