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Scam email warning for DVLA customers

DVLA warns the public of scam emails asking you to provide your driving licence and confirm credit card details.

We’re aware that some members of the public have received emails claiming to be from DVLA which link to a website mocked up to look like a DVLA online service.

The website asks for your driving licence number and payment information, threatening that you’ll lose your driving licence if you don’t verify your details.

We don’t send emails with links to websites asking you to confirm your driving licence number or payment information. We strongly advise anyone who receives one of these or any similar email not to open the link 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.

You can find the online driving licence and vehicle tax services in the driving licence and vehicle tax sections of GOV.UK.

Find out how to report internet scams and phishing.