Motorists warned of DVLA scam messages

Bogus emails and text messages are being sent by scammers posing as DVLA

Motorists warned of DVLA scam messages
Scam warning after con artists posing as the DVLA send messages to drivers in a bid to pry information or money from drivers. Image: Bigstock.

Motorists are being targeted by fraudsters pretending to be the DVLA in an attempt to pry information or money out of drivers.

One of the messages reads: “FINAL REQUEST: DVLA Swansea have been trying to contact you, Click below for more information” followed by a bogus URL address.

Another reads: “We would like to notify you that you still have an outstanding vehicle tax refund of £48.84 from an overpayment, despite our previous letters regarding your refund we are yet to receive your claim.”

It continues: “Requests for refunds are time limited please use the link below to complete your refund request” with a link below saying “Get Started.”

The DVLA website advises: “Links to a website mocked up to look like a DVLA online service are sometimes included in the message.

“We don’t send emails or text messages with links to websites asking you to confirm your personal details or payment information.

“We strongly advise anyone who receives such a request not to open the link and delete the item.”

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