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DVLA Cautions About Phishing E-mails

A UK organization namely the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), which keeps a database, pertaining to vehicles and drivers in Great Britain, has cautioned motor car drivers to watch out for fake electronic mails, which are presently circulating online. Crewechronicle.co.uk reported this on February 1, 2011.

Using a spurious header, the scam electronic mail states that DVLA is presently making its database up to date therefore all motorists must provide the latest and confirmed details of their driving permits. But for that, they must complete a form which's given inside a web-link embedded at the bottom of the text, the e-mail continues. However, the web-link actually is a fake.

Moreover, alongside the above instructions, the e-mail states that motorists who would fail to provide their updated details, as asked, in 14 days of receipt of the current confirmation e-mail will have their driver's licenses cancelled following which they'll have to go through another driving test.

Furthermore, the e-mail also tries to appear genuine, so it says sorry in case the DVLA's action has caused any inconvenience to the motorists. Finally, it concludes by expressing gratitude because of the co-operation the reader has extended.

Remarking about the latest fraudulent, phishing e-mails as well as substantiating news that a few people have indeed got the e-mails, David Evans, Corporate Affairs Director of DVLA stated that the e-mail that masqueraded as being a message from DVLA seemed as though it was trying for deceiving drivers into giving away their private details. DVLA therefore strongly advised all those getting the particular or similar e-mails for being extremely careful as well as for ignoring the instructions outlined, he added. Crewehronicle.co.uk published this.

Meanwhile, DSA or Driving Standards Agency of the Transport Department of UK too spread a warning of the phishing scam, while exclaiming wonder how easily the public became convinced with such things despite the phishing message having grammatical and spelling mistakes inside it. Diaryofanadi.co.uk published this on February 1, 2011.

In the end, both DVLA and DSA have recommended drivers that they must erase the e-mails instantly lest they arrived into their inboxes.

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