DVLA warns public to ignore scam emails, calls and texts requesting payment details

DVLA warns public to ignore scam emails, calls and texts requesting payment details
Members of the public are being warned to ignore scam emails, texts and phone calls posing as the DVLA requesting personal details in exchange for a vehicle tax refund.

The DVLA has issued a statement saying: "We don’t send emails or text messages with links to websites asking you to confirm your personal details or payment information."

The government organisation strongly advises anyone who receives such a request not to open the link and delete the item.

RAC spokesman Pete Williams said: “The cost of motoring is a big concern for motorists so the offer of an unexpected tax rebate can sound very tempting, particularly when it looks as credible and convincing as this scam does. 

"Always be wary of any request asking for personal information and be alert to any offer that sounds too good to be true.”

A statement on the DVLA's website has announced the 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 tax transactions on GOV.UK you can be sure that you are dealing directly with DVLA.

 If you have received a an email similar to the one below then find out how to report internet scams and phishing here.