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Saturday, 12 January 2013

Victims of TV Licensing

TJoK presents his latest video exploring the sinister tactics used by TV Licensing to coerce licence fee payment where none is due.

They're a bit like car clampers TV Licensing, but only less scrupulous. At least car clampers can only persecute those people with a car, whereas TV Licensing persecute many tens of thousands of people without a TV. Anyone paying to have their vehicle released can go about their lawful everyday existence without being threatened by the clamper. That's where the similarity with TV Licensing ends.

The 15 minute video begins with TJoK recounting some email correspondence he's recently received, which includes complaints from elderly lady that a visiting TV Licensing goon was aggressive on her doorstep. This despite the fact the lady was eligible for a free over 75s licence and was almost completely blind.

He also gives an update on the ongoing Steve Heather case, which TV Licensing undoubtedly hoped was dead and buried by now. Briefly, Steve was the victim of a TV Licensing search warrant, which came about as the result of them having "detected" a TV receiver in use in his property. Anyhow, the TV Licensing goons sent to search the property didn't find any evidence at all of TV use, which meant Steve was found not guilty of TV licence evasion in court.

Steve's story gets even more interesting after that, but you're going to have to watch TJoK's video to find out the reasons why!

The video concludes with the following legally sound words of advice:
  • Do not respond to TV Licensing's threatening letters.
  • Do not call them, because they won't believe anything you say anyway.
  • Do not speak to TV Licensing employees. Simply close the door on them.
  • Never let a TV Licensing employee into your home (barring the exceptional circumstances they have a search warrant).
  • Do not be worried by the threat of a search warrant or the police. These threats are oft mooted as a last gasp desperate attempt by a TV Licensing goon to secure their commission payment.
As this is the first post of 2013 may we wish all our loyal readers a very happy new year.

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