Motorists Warned About Scam Emails

Motorists Warned About Scam Emails

DVLA warns the public of an email scam that asks drivers to verify their driving licence details via an online link.

From: Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

First published: 7 November 2014

Part of: Transport

 

DVLA warns the public of an email scam that asks drivers to verify their driving licence details via an online link.

The email, which wrongly claims to have been sent from DVLA, appears to be an attempt to trick drivers into providing personal details. DVLA have not sent out an email asking customers to update or verify their details.

We are aware that some members of the public have received these emails and we strongly advise anyone who receives one of these or any similar email, to ignore it and not to follow the instructions given.

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 taxtransactions on GOV.UK you can be sure that you are dealing directly withDVLA.

You can find the online driving licence and vehicle tax services in the driving licence and vehicle tax sections of GOV.UK.