DVLA revealed they would not send messages relating to tax or refunds while replying to a motorist’s confused plea on social media. The latest email scam even contains convincing details such as the official GOV.UK logo and a similar font used by the DVLA online.
He said: “@DVLAgovuk are you aware there’s e-mail like this going around asking people to pay their road tax.
“I don’t owe you anything, so please investigate, just received this email, I suspect it’s a scam, I don’t click on links that easily.”
Just a day later, the DVLA replied with confirmation that the email was not sent from them.
The statement said: “Hi, no that’s not from us, DVLA would not send any text messages relating to any vehicles enquiries such as taxing or refunds.
The road user who shared the message urging drivers to not be caught out by the latest fraudulent email.
She said: “Watch out everyone, received a very convincing email claiming my car tax was not authorised. I checked on the DVLA website and it is.”
The latest message comes just days after the DVLA warned drivers about a fake message which also warned drivers to “update” their “direct debit details”.
The message also tried to trick drivers with the use of a hyperlink which contained the words DVLA.
The DVLA has previously warned drivers who may have become a victim of a scam to contact the police and Action Fraud immediately.
David Pope. DVLA chief information security officer has previously said: “All our tax refunds are generated automatically after a motorist has told us they have sold, scrapped or transferred their vehicle to someone else so we don’t ask for anyone to get in touch with us to claim their refund.
“We want to protect the public and if something seems too good to be true, then it almost certainly is. The only trusted source of DVLA information is GOV.UK.”
Published at Fri, 28 Aug 2020 07:39:00 +0000