Action Fraud has received more than 5,000 reports about fake emails and texts purporting to be from TV Licensing.
The messages contain links to genuine-looking websites that are designed to steal personal and financial information.
The advice being offered to residents is to always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.
For more information about how to stay safe online, visit cyberaware.gov.uk