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DVLA Warns about Scam Emails which are Impersonating it

Telegraph.co.uk reported on 28th November, 2014 stating the claim of the agency as "Fraudsters posing as DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) are asking motorists to verify their details regarding their driving license via an online link sent in a fake email on receipt of complaint reports of the same."

DVLA is especially a government body which is responsible to maintain a database of vehicles and drivers in Britain.

A scam is increasing which tries to trick motorists to provide their personal details which fraudsters use to gain access to bank accounts or to steal their identity.

According to news published by kwqc.com on 30th November, 2014, a Spokesperson of DVLA said: "We know that some members of the public have received such emails and we strongly urge anyone who has received such email to treat it most carefully and not to follow the instructions given in the email."

DVLA said that the Cabinet Offices Government Digital Service will keep on investing and will act on reports of the organisations which may be misleading users about their services or acting criminally as well as illegally.

In 2015, the paper form of driving license will be stopped officially as DLVA aims to digitize records of motorists.

There are worries that scammers are trying to exploit the confusion due to recent overhauling of the industry.

DVLA has issued warning just four weeks after the confusion due to changes resulting the end of paper tax discs.

Drivers need to apply online for their tax discs from 1st October, 2014 which is logged into a database and anyone who has not paid tax will be detected by cameras on the roads.

Kwqc.com published a report on 30th November, 2014 quoting Viv Clarke, Chief Investigator from Birmingham Private Investigators, as saying "Criminals wait and act on opportunities like pending changes in driving license and it is not only vulnerable people who can be tricked easily by a smart con man.

Viv adds that if you become vigilant online and report anything which looks too confusing will help you to protect your personal details.

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