The DVLA have seven top tips to stop you from becoming a victim of fraud
- Only use gov.uk websites when looking for information online so you know the service you’re using is legitimate.
- Watch out for scam emails. The DVLA never ask for personal information via email, so if you receive one, ignore it.
- Don’t use third party websites that charge additional fees for services which are free-of-charge on gov.uk websites.
- Never use a premium-rate phone number to call the DVLA. All DVLA contact centre numbers begin with 0300 and are charged at local rates.
- Don’t share images of your licence or vehicle documents on social media, to protect yourself from would-be thieves looking to steal your identity.
- Ignore any text messages about vehicle tax refunds. The DVLA never sends texts, so delete them immediately.
- Report any suspected scams to Action Fraud immediately to help keep you and others safe from fraudsters.
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