DVLA Email Scam Alert

There is a new fake DVLA email in heavy circulation which asks drivers to update their personal details online. Like many scams it uses a threat to create urgency with the comment that failure to update such info will lead to “termination” of their driving licence.  The email looks fairly authentic with a DVLA logo etc but ignores the fact that the DVLA will never ask you to reply or give personal details via an email. Recipients of such an email must not click on the link or give any details.

THE DVLA NEVER SEND EMAILS OR TEXTS WITH LINKS ASKING FOR DETAILS OR PAYMENTS

Tips and Advice

  • Don’t Click! – If you receive an email or text asking you for a payment, a refund or to confirm personal details NEVER use the link, always go independently to the DVLA website and check to see the status of your car tax
  • Report it! – Mark any suspicious emails as junk and report any such texts to your mobile provider by texting 7726 and following instructions
  • Contact – your bank or credit card company if you are worried about having given out financial details
  • Still Unsure? – Join Reassura 0800 888 6400 and one of our fraud advisors will help you to stay safe
  • To report a fraud – and receive a police crime reference number call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use their online fraud reporting tool

 

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