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Warning Of Fake DVLA Email In Circulation

Published on: 22 Oct, 2020
Updated on: 22 Oct, 2020

A reader has contacted The Guildford Dragon NEWS over a fake Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) email in circulation.

The reader says: “It appears to be a quite good fake and perhaps your readers should be warned”.

The circulated email is seen in a screen shot below and warns people their vehicle is no longer taxed.

Scams, along with rogue traders and cold callers, can be reported to Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards. Click the link here on Surrey County Council’s website.

A screen shot of the email purporting to be from the DVLA. Click to enlarge in a new window.

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test 6 Responses to Warning Of Fake DVLA Email In Circulation

  1. Paul Burgman Reply

    October 22, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    If the reader thinks that is quite a good fake, I dread to think what a crap one looks like. Tt’s atrocious and clearly a very poor attempt at a scam.

    • John Lomas Reply

      October 22, 2020 at 10:17 pm

      The whole point of the deliberate spelling and grammar errors in these scams is to avoid trying to scam the educated and aware, while catching the gullible and poorly educated.

  2. Paul Robinson Reply

    October 22, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    A variation of the TV licence email.

  3. Martin Elliott Reply

    October 22, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Despite spam filters etc I still get a few of these obvious fakes from all sorts of ‘Government’ sources.

    Always forward to the appropriate central organisation.

    ‘Phisting (report@phishing.gov.uk)’

    https://www.gov.uk/report-suspicious-emails-websites-phishing

  4. Tay-Jarl Andessen Reply

    October 23, 2020 at 4:56 am

    There is also a dodgy text message doing the rounds too.

    Over the last fortnight four friends as well as myself have received a text from the number 07951830015, which claims to be from the UK Government about a tax rebate.

    No spelling errors or such like – the usual giveaways – and a link to a site for information to be entered.

    If the government or HMRC wished to contact someone, I’m pretty sure they’d use the ‘old’ way and send a letter, but there may be some people who will be too trusting and entertain it.

    Sometimes it is worth putting either the email senders’ address or, if a text message, the senders’ number into Google and see if it’s an address/number known to be linked to nefarious activities.

    • Martin Elliott Reply

      October 24, 2020 at 6:03 am

      Again, most of the mobile operators have a number to forward suspicious texts to for assessment, investigation and where possible action.

      O2 for example, forward suspicious texts to 7726.

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