Trading Standards warn of DVLA scam

Action Fraud received 440 complaints about fake DVLA emails within 24 hours

Scottish consumers continue to receive scam texts and emails purportedly from DVLA. Scam texts say that DVLA have been trying to contact you as your vehicle tax has expired. You are asked to click on a link to renew your tax online.

Earlier this week, Action Fraud reported that they had received 440 complaints about fake DVLA emails within 24 hours.

The scam emails say that the payment for your latest vehicle tax invoice failed and that some of your billing details have expired. You are asked to click on a link to update your details – the link leads to a scam website that will ask for banking and personal information.

The DVLA and other official organisations will not email or text and ask you to confirm your payment or personal details via a link.
If you receive a similar email, do not click on any links or enter any personal information.

Find out more information about common DVLA scams on the DVLA website. Consumer body Which? also have a useful guide on how to spot common DVLA scams.

Report scams to Advice Direct Scotland on 0808 164 6000 or via their ScamWatch tool.

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