DON’T BECOME A VICTIM
Never click a ‘hyperlink’ in an unsolicited email or text message, no matter how genuine it seems. If you do need to contact the DVLA over any matter relating to your car, get in touch via the agency’s own website or by telephone. Ask yourself if the information sent to you by text or email sounds correct. Would the DVLA have a valid reason to get in touch with you? If you haven’t bought or sold any cars recently, or haven’t updated your details, it’s unlikely you’ll need to contact them. Delete the email or text message. If it really is the DVLA trying to contact you, keep an eye out in the post for genuine, written correspondence. Never give out your personal details – and particularly financial details – to callers or anyone sending emails or text messages, no matter how genuine they seem. Go to www.gov.uk for the DVLA’s contact details – that way, you can be sure you’re dealing with the genuine agency.