THERE have been more than 5,000 reports to Action Fraud about fake emails and texts claiming to be a TV Licensing company.

The deceptive messages contain links to genuine-looking websites that are designed to steal personal and financial information.

Thames Valley Police issued an alert about the scammers, urging people not to click on a link that has been sent unexpectedly and to question unsolicited requests for such information, just in case it is a scam.

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