DVLA warns public of scams

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DVLA say "we’re aware that some members of the public are receiving emails, texts and telephone calls claiming to be from DVLA. 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.

The Government, led by the 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 tax transactions on GOV.UK you can be sure that you are dealing directly with DVLA".

Chris Hunt Cooke says he and fellow FBHVC members contacted DVLA last week about reports of scams and phishing and DVLA referred the FBHVC to a warning they have put up on the GOV.UK website.

Supercar thief facing jail over stealing Saudi Prince's £97,000 car by hoodwinking DVLA
Chris also mentioned a report in the Daily Telegraph of a another scam merchant which said "a supercar thief who stole a £97,000 Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe from a Saudi prince is facing jail on Friday. Mohammed Humza (photo alongside), 26, conned the DVLA by falsely claiming he owned Sheikh Mohammed Alibrahim's luxury motor parked in London's exclusive Mayfair district". See the full article. Daily Telegraph