Fraudsters may look to exploit confusion around the licence fee change by contacting older people and asking them to “pay” for their new licence.
No one will be expected to pay for a new licence until they have been contacted by a letter from TV Licensing and either claimed a free licence or agreed a payment plan. The BBC expects to start sending letters in August but the date has not been confirmed.
For now, ignore any emails, letters, calls or doorstop visits you receive asking you to pay for a TV licence as they may be a scam. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice