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I recently had a fellow come to my door and as I live in London I don't normally answer my door but on this occasion I did.

 

He said in a polite manner, "I am doing a survey on TV licences, can I ask you a few questions?"

 

I replied "I don't have one neither do I have a TV set" in an equally polite manner and with that he said "thank you very much", turned around and left.

 

I thought no more of it until a few weeks later I realised I'd not received any warning letters since his visit. I used to get them on a regular basis each month.

 

So it seems that pretending to be conducting a survey is a new ploy their inspectors are using.

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1 hour ago, twocatsmac said:

Why carry on paying for this disservice? 

Q....“Can I come in your house sir to check you don’t have access to our channels?”

A....”Of course you can mr representative of a bias media, mind the step and don’t mind my persistent cough”

 

And you want to say???? Are you not free to stop using their service if you are not happy?

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If you state you do not watch live TV you do not HAVE to pay the license fee, you might be telling an untruth of course

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Best, just tell them  to go forth and multiply. Close the door.

 

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I'm one of those evil foreigners who watches the BBC via the iplayer app on my Roku

 

I dare them to come try 'survey' me in South Dakota lol

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9 hours ago, yogi100 said:

I recently had a fellow come to my door and as I live in London I don't normally answer my door but on this occasion I did.

 

He said in a polite manner, "I am doing a survey on TV licences, can I ask you a few questions?"

 

I replied "I don't have one neither do I have a TV set" in an equally polite manner and with that he said "thank you very much", turned around and left.

 

I thought no more of it until a few weeks later I realised I'd not received any warning letters since his visit. I used to get them on a regular basis each month.

 

So it seems that pretending to be conducting a survey is a new ploy their inspectors are using.

Having a TV set isn't the important thing, so many people think it's all about the TV. 

 

It's about watching any live TV.

 

I opted out online, declared I wasn't watching live TV which I wasn't and that was the end of it

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9 hours ago, yogi100 said:

I recently had a fellow come to my door and as I live in London I don't normally answer my door but on this occasion I did.

 

He said in a polite manner, "I am doing a survey on TV licences, can I ask you a few questions?"

 

I replied "I don't have one neither do I have a TV set" in an equally polite manner and with that he said "thank you very much", turned around and left.

 

I thought no more of it until a few weeks later I realised I'd not received any warning letters since his visit. I used to get them on a regular basis each month.

 

So it seems that pretending to be conducting a survey is a new ploy their inspectors are using.

 

I'm certainly persuaded by your analysis ... maybe i could re-state it just to make it clearer?

 

(a) Knock on door ... nothing much happened

(b) a few weeks later ... nothing happened at all

(c) conclusion ... TV inspectors conduct fake surveys.

 

If i've got that right then this matter deserves a lot more media attention ... could i urge you to contact one of the many TV shows that love to sensationalise this kind of shoddy and underhand practice ... but oh ... no TV for you? Tricky.

 

 

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