DVLA Scam Alert

The end of year period has seen another outbreak of DVLA centred scams. Fake emails and text messages are being sent trying to lure drivers into clicking on a link and handing over personal and payment details under the threat of their cars not being licensed. The move away from the old paper tax discs has somewhat opened this opportunity as we are less aware of when our car’s tax expires. Norton research suggests 1 in 3 UK adults will fall victim to a crime like this each year.

THE DVLA NEVER SEND EMAILS OR TEXTS WITH LINKS ASKING FOR PAYMENT

Tips and Advice

  • Don’t Click! – If you receive an email or text asking you for 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
  • ID Protection – If you’re worried about identity fraud and would like to protect your identity contact CIFAS
  • 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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