The DVLA has warned over a new scam that has been circulating aims to take your money. The government agency regularly warned drivers over new scams that try to either steal your details or your money.
However, a new message scam has been circulating which alleges that you are owed money. The scam text says that your vehicle tax has been “recalculated” and tells people to follow a link to claim it back.
Scam texts are becoming more regular with criminals attempting to use legitimate companies as cover to steal your money. Companies such as Royal Mail and DPD are being used to try and get people to click links and give over details.
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This new scam text instructs people to click what they claim is a ‘secure link’ in order to claim the cash back. The DVLA posted the wearing on social media site Twitter after a spate of new messages being sent to road users. They said: “Watch out for ‘phishing’ text or email messages, like these.
” DVLA will never ask you to reply, give personal or bank details or ask you to log into an account.”
Other common DVLA scams include:
- DVLA final request text scam – This scam will usually have capitalised letters such as ‘ACTION REQUIRED’ or ‘FINAL REQUEST’ along with a link.
- DVLA vehicle tax refund scam – A common scam text that warns people about an outstanding vehicle-tax refund and usually includes the amount you’re supposedly owed, e.g. £53.20 and a link.
- DVLA trying to contact you text scam – In this scam text, people are told that the DVLA has been trying to contact them and that action is required, along with a link.