We’re aware that some members of the public have received emails claiming to be from DVLA confirming Direct Debit payment for a vehicle. The email has a Word document attachment that contains a virus.
We do not send Word documents when confirming Direct Debit payments and we strongly advise anyone who receives one of these or any similar email not to open the Word document and delete the email.
The government, led by 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.