For the last ten years I've successfully avoided paying my TV license. I move around a lot, and Im naturally suspicious of unannounced callers to my door. Recently though I slipped up - while buying a telly at curry's I gave my name, when asked as you do. Foolishly I gave my real name. Lo and behold a few days later I received a threatening letter from the Tv License Nazis informing me they'd received details from currys plc that I had purchased tv receiving equipment.
That's the last correspondence I recieved from them (they still send threats to the two previous occupants of my house) but......twice now I've heard suspicious knocking at my door in the evening in the last month or so. Roughly around the same time. I haven't seen the person as I wont go to the door as Im afraid I'll get served with some sort of demand.
My question is this - what powers do these people have and how do they go about gathering info? Could they for example get info from the dmv as to who my car is registered to or the like? I dont really know much about them but Im not keen to fork out £100 to the f****ing BBC.