DVLA issues warning over scam licence email

The DVLA has warned drivers about a scam email being sent out to unsuspecting people attempting to gain their bank account details.

The email claims to be from the DVLA and contains a link to a website designed to imitate the organisation’s site.


Request for payment information

The fake website then asks people for their driving licence number and payment information, threatening that they could lose their driving licence if they don’t verify their details.

The advice from the DVLA is not to click on any links and delete the email immediately upon discovery.

The DVLA states: “We don’t send emails with links to websites asking you to confirm your driving licence number or payment information. We strongly advise anyone who receives one of these or any similar email not to open the link and delete the email.


GDS investigating 

“The government, led by Cabinet Office’s Government Digital Service (GDS), will continue to investigate reports of organisations which may be actively misleading users about their services or acting illegally, taking swift action when necessary.

“By using the online driving licence or vehicle tax transactions on GOV.UK you can be sure that you are dealing directly with DVLA.”

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