Warning over driving licence internet scam

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MOTORISTS have been warned about filling in driving licence and credit card details in response to bogus email messages online.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has said members of the public have received emails claiming to be from a DVLA online service.

The messages request the viewer to fill in their details otherwise their licence could be marked as invalid.

Residents are advised not to open any links within the emails and to delete it immediately.

A spokesman for the DVLA said: “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.”

Adding: “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.”