February 11, 2011 3.26 pm This story is over 157 months old

Police warning over DVLA fraud

Driving scam: Police are urging people not to click on an email claiming to be the DVLA.

Lincolnshire Police are warning motorists to not click on any email claiming to be DVLA updating their database.

The emails from fraudsters ask recipients to click a link to verify their details, or risk their driving license being withdrawn.

The police have confirmed that these emails are not from the DVLA and could be fraudsters trying to steal personal information and commit identify fraud.

If DVLA members receive these emails, police urge them to delete the messages immediately.

Head of Lincolnshire Police’s Economic Crime Unit Sergeant Ian Jarman said: “It is important that people realise that not all e-mails are genuine, despite seeming to originate from legitimate organisations.

“Please be constantly vigilant against fraudsters abusing the Internet and using e-mails in an attempt to gain your personal details to commit fraud.”

If you clicked onto the messages, report them to the National Action Fraud or call them on 0300 123 2040.

More details about the scam can be found on the Action Fraud website.

Source: Lincolnshire Police