Website of the UK government

Please note that this website has a UK government accesskeys system.

Public services all in one place

Main menu

DVLA scam email warning

  • Published: Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Watch out for emails claiming to be from DVLA asking you to verify your driving licence details via an online link – it's a scam. DVLA has not sent any such email, so if you get one delete it immediately.

Scam phishing email

The email appears to be an attempt to trick drivers into providing personal details.

If you get the email below, do not respond to it and delete it immediately.

 

From: DVLA
Subject: Update Your License Details
We are currrently upgrading our database and all drivers are required to update and verify there driver's license details.To complete your license verification with us, you are required to fill out the form in the link below.
{Fake link}
Drivers that refuses to upgrade his or her details within two weeks of receiving this verification email will lose his or her driver's License and will have to take a fresh driving test.
We sincerely apologise for any inconviniences this might have caused you.
Thank you for your co-operation.
(c) Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency Swansea SA6 7JL

 

 

Was this information useful?

How useful did you find this information?

500 character limit
Your Privacy Opens new window

Why are we asking for this information?

  • we want to hear what you think about the quality and usefulness of our pages
  • your comments will help us improve our pages
  • your comments will also help with the future development of Directgov
  • telling us what you think will help make sure we give you the very best service

Additional links

Elections and referendum

Voting takes place on 5 May in local and national elections and in the referendum

Budget Day 2011

Budget 2011 on Directgov

Follow Directgov

Follow Directgov jpg for RHM

Access keys