DON’T BE­COME A VIC­TIM

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

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.

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