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Sunday, 19 July 2015

TV Licensing Smeg Head Unmasked in YouTube Encore

Another TV Licensing goon has been captured on video for a second time.

The bald-headed goon, who was branded a smeg head in his previous video encounter, was a bit less camera shy this time.

He's pretty distinctive, sporting the feintest whisp of a grey moustache and Alistair Darling eyebrows.

Although we didn't see a car this time, it's highly likely that his black Citroen C3 Desire, registration number YH03 OYE, was parked just around the corner. Unlike last time, we can see his face and hear his soft Yorkshire accent quite clearly.

In this latest video, which was uploaded by colleagues at TV Licence Resistance, the goon was challenged after calling at a Sheffield property and refusing to show his ID card to the occupier. TV Licensing goons are required to show their ID card on request, but we know a significant number refuse to do so.

The goon appeared a bit flustered when he was accused of cold-calling and admonished for failing to introduce himself. It is to the goon's credit that he at least tried to engage with the occupier and didn't storm off again like a huffy child.

Filming TV Licensing goons is a bit of a double-edged sword. The occupier benefits from having an accurate record of the goon's visit, but could be later disadvantaged if TV Licensing seeks revenge.

We consider the benefits of filming outweigh the risks, but if an occupier feels unable to film a visiting TV Licensing goon they should simply close the door and say nothing. Saying nothing deprives TV Licensing of its most valuable asset - information.

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