DVLA warns of email scam


An email scam is going around that is targeting motorists and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has warned member of the public. Recipients of the email are asked to update details of their driving license by following an online link, but the DVLA is alerting people that it does not come from them.

This is nothing more than a phishing scam, where they get people to hand over personal information. The email claims that recipients will lose their license and have to take a new test if the recipient does not update their information in two weeks.

The DVLA’s Corporate Affairs Director confirmed that it had not been sent by the motoring board and that he was aware that the public had receive this email.

He suggests to use extreme caution if you receive the email and to not follow through with any of the instructions it calls for.