Drivers across the country are being warned to ignore an email scam asking for their driving licence details.
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) said it has not sent the email which prompts motorists to update or verify their details via an online link.
The agency strongly advises anyone who receives the email, or correspondence similar to the one reported, to disregard it and pay no attention to the instructions for personal information.
A Government Digital Service-led investigation continues to probe any alleged illegal activity and organisations which may be misleading the public, the DVLA said, with enforcements in place if inappropriate dealings are proven.
Motorists wanting to get in touch with the DVLA directly are advised to only use the GOV.UK website for any driving licence or tax-related transactions.
That way users can be sure they are dealing with the correct and appropriate organisation, it said.
Copyright Press Association 2014