DVSA warning: Watch out for scam emails telling motorists to pay fines

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Published on 15 February 2016 by Tom Wadlow

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Motorists should be aware of scam emails telling them to pay a fine via suspicious web portals. 

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is warning road users about scam emails claiming to be about a fixed penalty.

DVSA is aware that some members of the public have had emails claiming to be from the DVSA Fixed Penalty Office - the emails contain an attachment to a ‘fixed penalty receipt’.

DVSA never sends fixed penalty notices to customers by email.

What to do if you’ve had this email

If you’ve had this email, do not:

  • click on any links in it
  • reply to the email or contact the senders in any way
  • open any attachments that arrive with the email

If you have clicked on a link in the email, do not supply any information on the website that may open.

You should report the email to Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and internet crime.