It is the first time we have come across this particular TV Licensing threatogram, which is destined for those previously convicted of TV licence evasion.
An example of this letter was recently posted on the TV Licence Resistance forums.
The letter reads as follows:
You could be prosecuted again unless you buy a TV Licence immediately
Our records show that there is still no TV Licence at this address.
You could be prosecuted again if an Officer finds you are still watching or recording live programmes, or downloading or watching BBC programmes on iPlayer, without a valid TV Licence. This time you may be ordered to pay a higher fine.
We would rather this did not happen, so you need to buy a TV Licence immediately.
Buy a licence now or you risk prosecution.
You can pay the fee of £145.50 all in one go or set up a Direct Debit to pay it off in smaller amounts.
Visit tvlicensing.co.uk/pay Call 0300 790 6048
Or you can make weekly cash payments at any PayPoint using a TV Licensing payment card. Call us on 0300 555 3456 to apply for yours.
If you don't need a TV Licence any more, please let us know at tvlicensing.co.uk/noTV or on 0300 790 6048. We may confirm this with a visit.
If you have any questions, please call 0300 790 6048.
TV Licensing Prosecutions Manager
In our opinion a sizeable proportion of people convicted of TV licence evasion probably never committed the offence in the first place. TV Licensing exploits that fact that very few people will challenge its prosecution evidence, which is often seriously flawed or even non-existent. TV Licensing would have a much lower conviction rate if the thousands of people it wrongly accuses attended court and mounted a defence.
Anyone receiving a letter like this should file it where it belongs with the contempt it deserves.
If you've found this article useful please consider using our Amazon link for snapping up some sale bargains or downloading our free ebook.