Police warning over car tax fraud

(Last Updated On: November 28, 2014)

Police in the are have warned motorists about car tax fraud.

Ivybridge police used Facebook to issue the warning:

MOTORISTS are being warned not to fall victim to an email from fraudsters asking them to verify their driving licence details.

A message claiming to be from the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) asks recipients to click a link in the email which leads them to an online form to fill in their personal information.

The fraudsters then use these to steal from their bank account or copy their identity.

The DVLA advises anyone who receives the email to ignore it.

There are fears scammers are trying to exploit confusion at the recent industry overhaul.

The DVLA has issued the alert just four weeks after confusion at changes which saw the end of paper tax discs. Since October 1, drivers need only apply online for their tax disc, which is logged into a database. Anyone who hasn’t paid their tax will be detected by cameras on the roads.

The Police are increasingly using social media to issue warnings, appeals for information and to update the public. Facebook and Twitter are popular tools to reach people in the community.

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