The DVLA have seven top tips to stop you from becoming a victim of fraud

  1. Only use websites when looking for information online so you know the service you’re using is legitimate.
  2. Watch out for scam emails. The DVLA never ask for personal information via email, so if you receive one, ignore it.
  3. Don’t use third party websites that charge additional fees for services which are free-of-charge on websites.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Ignore any text messages about vehicle tax refunds. The DVLA never sends texts, so delete them immediately.
  7. Report any suspected scams to Action Fraud immediately to help keep you and others safe from fraudsters.

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