DVLA Scam Warning
DVLA has confirmed that they do not send emails or text messages that ask you to confirm personal details or payment information such as for a vehicle tax refund.
With so many more transactions now available online, it can sometimes be tricky to remember exactly what you have applied for. However, if you receive anything purporting to be from DVLA don't open any links and delete the email or text immediately.
Beware also of misleading third party websites passing themselves off as DVLA. These sites might, for example, offer to help you apply for a driving licence, tax your car or connect you to our contact centre. These sites will often charge additional fees for services that you can get for free or at a lower cost on GOV.UK.
To try and pass themselves off as genuine, these sites might include ‘DVLA’ in their web address (URL). They might also design their site to appear as if it’s DVLA - for example, using DVLA’s old ‘green triangle’ logo, which is no longer in use.
Don’t be fooled by these sites - even if they appear at the top of search engine results. Always double check you’re using GOV.UK.
Only use GOV.UK so you can be sure that you’re dealing directly with DVLA.
Other advice to stay safe:
- Never share images on social media that contain personal information, such as your driving licence and vehicle documents.
- Report online scams to Action Fraud.
- Report misleading adverts to search engines.