POLICE have warned against falling for emails claiming to be from TV Licensing that are designed to steal card details.

In a Tweet from the Thames Valley Police's cyber and fraud account today, the force said the message states the person's television licence was about to run out and they must 'act now' by clicking on the link.

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It added: "Don’t take the bait. The links take you to a website designed to steal your personal and financial details."

It said national agency Action Fraud UK had received 3,000 reports about the con since January.