Motor Industry News
The Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has issued a warning about a scam email threatening motorists with the loss of their driving licence if they do not complete a form revealing their personal details. The information requested would enable fraudsters to create false identities, leaving a string of problems for victims of the identity theft as their details are likely to be used in criminal activity.
The scam email directs recipients to a fake form, requesting the information as part of a database upgrade.
The agency's advice is simple: "DVLA has not sent any such email, so if you get one delete it immediately."
The email appears to be similar, if not identical, to one the DVLA warned about in February 2011, even down to spelling mistakes such as 'license' instead of 'licence' and 'inconviniences' instead of 'inconvenience'. Details of this scam can be found on the DVLA website.
The full text of the new scam email can be found on the Directgov website.