Fraudsters are attempting to scare drivers into revealing personal information.
A scam message sent out reads: ‘FINAL REQUEST: DVLA Swansea have been trying to contact you, Click below for more information.’
It is leading drivers to believe that they may be in trouble with the DVLA.
‘Looks fishy’: Suspicious motorists were taking to Twitter to ask the DVLA if the message was legitimate
The scam message read: ‘FINAL REQUEST: DVLA Swansea have been trying to contact you, Click below for more information’
The DVLA has confirmed it doesn’t send texts or emails with links to websites asking for motorists to confirm their personal details or payment information.
The phony website link included in the text may also include malware, a type of virus that lurks in your device to steal information, such as bank log-in details.
On Twitter, many people have been tweeting about the scam, with one claiming the domain is registered in Panama.
The phony website link included in the text may also include malware, a type of virus that lurks in your device to steal information, such as bank log-in details
The DVLA has said it is currently investigating.
A DVLA spokeswoman said: ‘We are aware that some members of the public are receiving emails and texts claiming to be from DVLA.
‘Anyone getting these should delete the message and don’t click the link.’
Scam: One Twitter user hinted that the domain of the website was registered in Panama
A spokesperson for the DVLA stated that they were aware of the messages and said: ‘Anyone getting these should delete the message and don’t click the link’
Last summer scammers again targeted people in Swansea, by claiming to be from the DVLA.
Swansea Council Trading Standards said it had seen a rise in complaints from people in the city who had reported receiving the malicious phone calls, where the caller asks for credit card and personal details.
Last year an email promising a refund of £240 was sent from scammers masquerading as the DVLA. It had a link to a ‘secure web form’ that’s designed to collect personal information from unwitting recipients.
The message targeting motorists says: ‘We would like to notify you that you have an outstanding vehicle tax refund of £239.35 from an overpayment, request a refund.’
The email includes the DVLA’s existing logo and fonts, which could dupe motorists into sharing their personal data.