Press release

DVLA warns drivers of email scam

DVLA warns the public of an email scam that asks drivers to verify their driving licence details

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The DVLA is today (1 February 2011) warning the public of an email scam that asks drivers to verify their driving licence details via an online link.

The e-mail, which wrongly claims to have been sent from the DVLA, appears to be an attempt to trick drivers into providing personal details.

DVLA’s Corporate Affairs Director, David Evans said:

We are aware that some members of the public have received these e-mails and can confirm that they do not come from the DVLA.

We would strongly urge anyone in receipt of this or a similar e-mail to treat it with extreme caution and not to follow the instructions given.

Notes to editors

DVLA have not sent out an e-mail asking customers to update or verify their details.

The e-mail states that customers should input details to the address http://www.dft.gov.uk/dvla/dft-verification?driversId=165&view=re3068 but clicking on the link will direct the person to http://topindiangamer.com/dvla

The full scam e-mail is shown below:

SCAM EMAIL

From: DVLA

Subject: Update Your License Details

We are currently upgrading our database and all drivers are required to update and verify their driver’s license details. To complete your license verification with us, you are required to fill out the form in the link below. http://www.dft.gov.uk/dvla/dft-verification?driversId=165&view=re3068

Drivers that refuses to upgrade his or her details within two weeks of receiving this verification email will lose his or her driver’s License and will have to take a fresh driving test.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this might have caused you.

Thank you for your co-operation.

(c) Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency Swansea SA6 7JL

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Published 1 February 2011