Motorists report a dramatic increase in the number of scam emails, texts, and calls purporting to be from the DVLA – so it has posted pictures of the latest tricks to be aware of

The DVLA states that the number of motorists reporting fraud has increased by 603 percent, with email fraud being the most common

DVLA officials say the organization never emails asking for bank details and never sends text messages about vehicle tax refunds

“Fraudsters are increasingly making efforts to target motorists,” said Phil Morgan, head of the DVLA’s anti-fraud agency

“These newer scams may seem legitimate at first, but they are designed to trick motorists into giving out their personal information

“We never ask for bank or credit card details via SMS or email So if you receive anything like this, it is a scam””

Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the network provider at 7726 The service is free

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